Friday, December 22, 2006

The 12 Days of Blogger Christmas (Day 12)

"Of the Good"

A woman of uncommon beauty

uncharacteristically silent

stands in the kitchen drinking coffee

in a house where her mother

once was

staring at where a tree

once was

wondering what

once was

will be.

Her shoulders bow

under the weight of a self-imposed load.

She bears it gracefully.


Few know the gravity

beneath the levity.

A pink tongue tickles her exposed ankle.

A strong, soft hand touches her neck.

Neither startles her.

Instead she cocks her head to the side,

Trapping long fingers between her shoulder

and her curly locks.

"Let's go upstairs."



Blogger John H said...

damn. eloquent.


10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perfection. And, of course, Mabel.

Take a bow, my friend, you have done a mighty fine job these 12 days!!!

10:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You sweet thing. I want to say more but it's none of my business. But well said.

3:39 PM  
Blogger newscoma said...

I mean wow.

6:40 PM  
Anonymous sara sue said...

This made me cry! I second the BRAVO!

4:50 AM  

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