Wednesday, May 18, 2011

PA prompt: Tell it like it is

That Sick

For years she watched him
that strong boy, muscled and fit
lifting table chairs a piece of pie
an acrobat on the trampoline
arm wrestling as if with dolls.

That sly smile can’t deny
the bile suspicions,
budding resemblance--
that square jaw, that slender gap.

Until at last she knew the truth

With that familiar backwards glance
and “I’ll be back,”
in that thick Austrian accent known by all.

Yes, but would she?

@laurie kolp

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