Say No More

Posted in quatorzain by maggie on 2009/04/17

It's like they say.  It's always like they say
the girl must try to see.  Tomorrow.  Make
her work.  Some coffee black, familiar clothes,
some sunshine after dawn's brief rain, a break
in her routine discord, a part to play.

Your local bus, it's on its scheduled run
commuting dismal dreamers into gold,
like money in the bank: it comes, it goes.
She goes along.  She does as she is told,
there being that to tell as not's been done.

You smile.  You know the questions not to ask,
your children running laughing off to school
in casual mask.  Each minute you compose
will fold back on itself, her morning jewel.

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  1. Maggie said, on 2012/01/19 at 13:03

    Oh, nice!

  2. clarioretenebris said, on 2012/01/19 at 14:55

    I can’t stop reading this! I must be up to my tenth time already, I think. Your words draw pictures that pull me in deeper each time around. Writing as powerful as this intoxicates!

    Love, C

  3. Sharp Little Pencil said, on 2012/03/01 at 17:06

    This commentary on a woman’s life, the secret creases and the have-to-do moments, is entrancing. I read it aloud three times and still love it. Save this one for publication.

    Also, congrats on understanding the difference between “its” and “it’s.” One of my pet peeves, and hats off to all who think twice, then write once. Like measuring twice and cutting once, you know? Amy

    • maggie said, on 2012/03/02 at 11:15

      It’s its when it’s its, but if it’s not it isn’t, isn’t it.

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