Within Tightly-Wound Wrapper



Mundane; Neat; Vent; Spine; Wrapper; La gaudière (n.)) the glint of goodness inside people, which you can only find by sloshing them back and forth in your mind until everything dark and gray and common falls away, leaving behind a constellation at the bottom of the pan—a rare element trapped in exposed bedrock, washed there by a storm somewhere upstream.); Nudge; Partial; Tentative;  Backwards; Oppose; Smile

Use at least 10 of the words to create a story or poem; The words can appear in an alternate form; Use the words in any order that you like.  Tag: Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie and Wordle.

Her partial smile seemed

To reveal a tentative, if not

Backwards, woman living a

Neat and modest mundane life.

But, nudge her in slightest opposing

Manner, and you’d meet the

Sharp spine of her vented ire.

However those with time, and heart

Layered in compassion, mercy

Easily found within her

Tightly-wound wrapper, the

La gaudière of this simple soul.

She practiced a generosity

Which belied her paltry income—

Cooking, baking, and walking her

Kitchen gifts to neighbors’ doorsteps;

Pretty note attached, with a

Loving Bible verse.

“You can’t judge a body too

Quickly”, people said, “there’s

A story behind every face.”

It was months, near a year

Before anyone thought to

Look for the lady—

Whose mummified arms still

Clutched her open Holy Book.

©Jael Sook, 2017 All rights reserved.

Image credit:  Vincent van Gogh, wikimedia.com

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6 thoughts on “Within Tightly-Wound Wrapper

  1. thank you for playing the wordle 🙂

    you’ve created an elegant story here – and I particularly liked how this section flowed and aspected it all –

    But, nudge her in slightest opposing
    Manner, and you’d meet the
    Sharp spine of her vented ire.

    just speaks of the duality of life, people and nature, and makes a wonderful side reference to “judging books” etc. and the ending, and bit about mummified arms – that too is a very forceful image.

    thanks again 🙂


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