Thursday, February 23, 2017

Brides # 76 Claine Keily

Here no scent of
camellias hangs over
a nuptial bed

No path protected
in her life

Why has she spent
so much time
listing the labels
when now all is out-priced?

Brides and mothers
heavy with care
pass by her
while she sits
and stares
at the stars

They lay down at her feet
tales countless
of privation
complain that they can
no longer afford
to have their eyebrows threaded
every second week
at the local parlour


  1. but she has the stars, and who knows what is looking back. love your work Claine

    1. Thanks James. I have been enjoying reading your work also.


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