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.
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