tick tock smolder woman

old-woman-stretching-out-her-hands-to-the-fire

(for Aggie)

old woman floats the

putting of an order in

the day…tick tock… no

aspirin for two hours…

while toxic juice leaks

from defrosting chicken

and cat sleeps in-different

upon floored Bargello

pillows…stitch in time…when

Eddie was in high school…

hear his music tin-tinnitus

dry rot the wallboards in

her ears to muffle pumping

metronome…tick tock…flutter

somewhere in her ribs on

tree limb bones wrapped

cotton bark to tingle fire

of roots in woolen socks on

old… tick tock…smolder woman

 

Bonnie Marshall
Art by Pablo Picasso

 

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