Your name, quietly spun
into a thread of conversation
those coffee colored eyes
I haven thought of in years
battered trailer west of Dixie Highway
July burning through checkered drapes
your hands printed their metaphor
of loneliness under my skin
the shape of a summer night
woven deep into the darkness
even now the sound of your name
slips over my tongue
rolls in my mouth like hard candy
temptation to bite
into the soft, sweet center of July.
Marcia Kester Doyle is the author of the humorous blog Menopausal Mother, where she muses on the good, the bad and the ugly side of menopausal mayhem. She is a contributing author to In The Powder Room, Humor Outcasts and What The Flicka. Her work has also appeared on Scary Mommy, The Erma Bombeck Writers Workshop, Suburbia Interrupted, Midlife Boulevard, Generation fabulous and many others. She is the recent winner of VoiceBoks Top Hilariously Funny Parent Bloggers 2014 and one of the 2013 Circle Of Moms Top 25 Bloggers. Marcia has contributed stories to several books including The Mother Of All Meltdowns, Sunshine After The Storm and the Life Well Blogged series. Her first book, Who Stole My Spandex, will be released by Blue Lobster Book Co. in July 2014.
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Bards’ verdict: Quite simply delicious, Marcia – you have a talent for transporting your reader with a few, so-simple lines, into the midst of something hugely fragile and emotionally complex…it’s mind-blowing.