A Whiff Perchance


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A Whiff Perchance

It’s quiet, except for the weeping, wailing wind.

The sun sneaks rudely behind the clouds,

Those moody vapours swirling,

Lifeless brown leaves haplessly around.

I pin my wash to the clothesline,

Fighting each gust, each thrust.

I find this combat irresistible;

A sense of accomplishment arises

And punctuates my soul.

Once the job is done,

I peek through the window

Catching a glimpse of the flap,

The sculpture, the shapes.

My essence captures it like a camera.

I can’t wait until the wind performs its task,

To dry and fluff my sheets, blankets,

Towels, and bed wear.

The bouquet will accentuate my being.

I will drown into its perfect, pristine, sterile scent,

A ravenous aroma fit for a queen.

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I am a mother, retired foster mother, grandmother, and last, but not least, an author. I have self-published a children's book of rhymes, titled, A Rhyme In Time for ages five and up. I also wrote articles for Suite101, and had some short stories published in a local paper. At present, I am in a new phase in life once again. I hope to spend more time reading accompanied by Goodreads, write daily on my blog, and read other people's works of art. I also love photography and want to share some of my part of the world, along with travelling experiences.

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One comment on “A Whiff Perchance
  1. Kirsten says:

    Exquisite! You paint such wonderful word pictures!

    Like

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