Monday, November 23, 2009

PERFECT - A SNAP


She argues with the builders daily. She wants to keep the house’s character. She likes the knobbly plastering, how the old doors swell in the rain. She is comforted when the uneven stairs creak. The builders smile, pretend to listen. And then they start smoothing the walls, ordering more plasterboard.


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3 comments:

SueG said...

You know, I keep reading these and loving them. But I'm now wondering if they are prose-poems. Maybe it doesn't matter what they are, but I'm always confused by what people mean by "prose poem" and now I think, maybe this is it....

ps my verification word below is DORKEST but I'm not taking it personally....

Kathryn's Daily Writing Workout said...

Ha ha. I'll be watching how much plasterboard our builders are ordering! Actually, they're the opposite and threatened to down tools if we wanted to knock out the pantry. I that they were joking but just in case, the pantry stays.

Kathryn's Daily Writing Workout said...

Marion always got irritated by the shampoo labels. For dry hair. For normal hair. For silky, shiny hair. Easy to manage hair. It never said whether it was how it should be before or how it would come out afterwards. All she wanted was to have frizzy hair. So confusing.