Charlotte Ballard

View Of A Life

Adoption of a son
Flash of an excited skirt dress
Hurried on
Death brought on
By angry Telephone lines
And hushed undertones, ,
G-dd-nits and tense
Muscles, neck shoulder
And more spirit on.
A gap between the two
A picnic in a wheelchair
Pushed by a man who
Married for fur covered parts
Ignored but not forgotten.
The strong man
Now bent like an old man
A child monster bigger
Than most.
Mystery man, secret man,
Nothing to offer
Nothing to trade
Except a forbidden embrace,
So forgotten, in the dust
On a shelf, where the
Knick-nacks fall.
Nothing but a gap, between
Breaths, and forgotten by the
Fall.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 31, 2011

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