4.27.2019

The Years Can Be Cruel


Spied my eighth-grade teacher in the supermarket aisle,
still gorgeous with age, trying to hide a black eye--


#NaPoWriMo Day 27!
For Toni’s prompt: IN THE STATION OF METRO
And Skylover’s Word List: CRUEL

12 comments:

  1. You never know what people's lives are like outside of the framework one knows them in.

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  2. Sigh. The women who stay with their abuseres, one has to wonder. Thank you for posting this extremely heartbreaking poem

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  3. You combined Toni's word and Kerry's word so well. And, goodness gracious, that image... Poor woman.

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  4. Oh wow. So much story in two lines. So well done.

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  5. Wow. Heartbreaking. And so much said in just two lines

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  6. the black eye tells you more than the anything else.

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  7. Oh goodness... I hate domestic violence.

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  8. Everyone has a story... some better than others.

    You packed much depth of empathy in a tight two lines.

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  9. Two lines bursting with subtext and backstory!

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  10. Sigh...you never know what someone carries within.

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