Thursday, January 10, 2008

Pink

[Tricia gave us the following picture to work with for this week's Monday Poetry Stretch at The Miss Rumphius Effect. The photo is one of her own, re-posted here by permission. See her blow for details.]




















Pink

I couldn't help myself. I heard
my voice calling her a painted hussy,
trying too hard to attract attention,
and some of it likely to be the wrong kind.

All the while, she was, in all likelihood,
just being herself, an unfortunate
fish-out-of-water, a cosmopolitan
intellectual, in a poor Podunk diner.



11 comments:

Carmi said...

Life. Defiant.

I love the juxtaposition of messages in this photo. Great composition and great choice for the poetry stretch.

sister AE said...

thanks, Carmi.

sister AE said...

btw, it was such a cool picture that Tricia offered us, that it just HAD to spark something!

DaisyBug said...

Wonderful! I love it! Thanks!

sister AE said...

thank you, DaisyBug

paisley said...

that was really thoughtful... you just never know... do ya....

sister AE said...

thanks, paisley.

Sara said...

I love the wry tone of your poem. And your choice to end it with "poor Podunk diner." Great.

sister AE said...

Hi, Sara, and thanks. This piece makes me smile (even though there is one word I'm going to tweak one day - but it isn't in the last line)!

Cath said...

Very nice, understated. I like it.

sister AE said...

thanks, Cath.