10.14.2011

no place to hide

i'd like to step inside there,
breathe for a while,
and come out a new girl.
a girl who stands her ground,
doesn't let the bastards get her down.
or maybe i can go in there
to confess my various sins,
recline on a couch, talk it all out,
eyes closed, visualizing
what my inner child might think of this.
her eyes would leak a little
as though she had been smacked.
but then she'd retreat to a book
and lose herself.
yes, the lesson is right in there:
take care of that girl. take good care.


I don't often write to photo prompts, but this one, issued by Kerry O'Connor at Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, demanded my attention and made me write until I got this out. Whew.

22 comments:

  1. That box does seem to be the hidden entrance to a parallel time zone. There is pain in this piece, and self-affirmation too.

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  2. Wow, I so love the power of this poem and the message: take good care of this girl! Fantastic writing!

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  3. Take good care of that girl. Take good care of those children, all of them.

    Beautiful, my Marian.

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  4. Nicely done! A very effective set of private wishes! I used the same photo in my response. (Great minds think alike!)

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  5. All that from a phone booth! I really like this.

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  6. I'm so glad you decided to try out the prompt. I wouldn't want to have missed this!

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  7. Illegitimi non carborundum, puella mea. <3

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  8. I love the magical promise in this, Marian.

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  9. thanks, you, lovely friends all.

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  10. This is totally cool ... love the bit about your inner child.

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  11. Excellent poem. I can really relate to this. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  12. A magic phone booth! I want a turn in there.

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  13. sometimes you touch a nerve. thank you, friends.

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  14. always take care of that girl

    she writes so well

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  15. oh, the possibilities!

    but my tardis is blue,... ack! my geek is showing...

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  16. apparently! thanks for coming over to read.
    you may have the most entertaining blog name i've seen yet, Ms. Hugs!

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