Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 16,071 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

It All Started With Her - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

The day faltered to an ignominious end,
Internet connection lost, email off, cannot
look up anything, headache caused by my
feasting on chips - and a cheese griller - for
breakfast, super recipe for culinary disaster

Felt so oppressed by the ubiquitous black I
wear everywhere; pulled out my ice-blue top
to be an Ice Princess again, start the dream
with the mirror playing along - light just right
in the afternoon to show a smiling stranger

With whom I can enact shows on my own -
yet I could try to be a good mother and wife
ask everybody about their lives, but getting
chased by Nici from her room with hubby
engaged in earnest technology research

I ensconced myself in the warm glow of the
kitchen - Tiaan entered and commented on
being allergic to egg, I inadvertently said all
allergic people should be shot, starting with
me, he enacted the scene, shooting all down

Commenting - when people enquired about
the shooting - he would point to my corpse
and say, ‘It All Started With Her…'


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Poem Submitted: Monday, May 21, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 29, 2012


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