Thursday, March 6, 2014

Friday Flash 55 — Marking a page

Image: Book Sculpture by Thomas Wightman, Musetouch at facebook


Someone forgot his or her meds —
A manicure is long overdue.
Scoring a book into deep shreds
Save the title, leave a sad clue.

This might be called a bad hand day—
Or perhaps that describes what was dealt.
Truth is love no longer holds sway
O'er the brittle exhaustion now felt.

Turn the page.


My post in exactly 55 words written for Friday Flash 55.
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12 comments:

grapeling said...

Lydia, this is so well done ~

izzy said...

Whew what a picture- sculpture-
scary with the claws as you mention!
thanks.

Brian Miller said...

ouch on those last two lines...
when love runs out what is left
but for us to destroy everything we touch

G-Man said...

lydia!!!!
Welcome Back!!
How insightfully intense.
This is why I miss you so much.
Always skillfully crafted and deep
Loved your book mark 55
Thanks for playing, thanks for being so kind with your comments, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

Rob-bear said...

Um.
Bear is not
a fan of
sad poetry.
Yet
he writes
a lot of it
himself.

Puzzling. Very puzzling.

Well,
not really.
How did you know
I haven't taken
my meds,
yet?

Very handy poem,
this one.

Blessings and Bear hugs, Lydia!

Anonymous said...

Not ready for page turning
Not yet
YOYO

Kathe W. said...

well done! A delightful twist on such a unique work of art!

Tabitha.Montgomery said...

Gripping,Lydia..
Thank you for sharing.
Tab

Björn said...

Turn the page... to what purpose.. shredded on both sides.. what a brilliant little story of tragedy.

Fireblossom said...

Perfect synthesis of picture and poem!

susan said...

A strange image magnificently interpreted, my friend.

Carlos Lorenzo said...

The sculpture says a lot but you gave it even more meaning in just 55 words. Nice writing as always Lydia!

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