A clear IV connects painkiller, grandma’s last rites, and Sunday morning. Fidgeting in pink admittance gown, you could tell she hates her wheelchair—getting used to it John supposed. She was always so free in love and expletives…
His first word was “shit” looking on from a high chair—Grandma mashed peas yelling.
“Maya, come here.” Her demand facing death; grandson’s sad life had been revealed to a stranger.
Approaching light brown-haired nurse smiles as if they shared history.
“This is my grandson; the detective I told you about.”
“Grandma,” he chuckles pointing at her suspiciously.
Maya sits in a metal cafeteria chair between estranged lives.
Wow, powerful, Dustus. I enjoyed the audio version much. It this you speaking the audio?
This reminds me that many of us can’t get out of our own way, so many cobwebs around us — entangling.
Thanks for this.
The bloke in this reminds me a lot of myself at various stages in my life, so I can say with certainty that you’ve painted an accurate word portrait here, Adam. Having said that, in just one line, you’ve managed to get me to empathise with Maya more than the others. It’s hard to be the one caught in between!
By the way, what do you use to record your audio readings, if I may ask? And how do you get them to sit and play nice with your blog posts? 😛
Thoughtful comment, Tony. Appreciate you sharing that about yourself. Can definitely relate to what you say.
For audio, I use Apple Garage Band with a USB mic and a cheap pop screen. It’s not audio engineer quality, but can be clear with a little editing w/in GB. WordPress makes it easy as uploading a picture, though it requires a space upgrade. It’s all a fun process and takes about 15-20 minutes once you have the workflow down.
Hi Leslie. Glad you like it for those reasons. This one had to be a 105 b/c 55 wouldn’t do. lol Think this might be the perfect length in word count for “nanofiction” (if that be what one considers this piece. I’m not certain about the genre labels). Still very new to me, and I’m trying to find my voice creating in very short fiction forms. Your feedback always helps me. cheers
Hi Talon. TY …It used to be people didn’t want to read War and Peace b/c it was too long. Now I think such sentiments may have transferred to the top post on a web page; perhaps that’s the reality of our time.
SO sweet Adam, true..i never loved artificial anything by the way, i hardly even take pills eventho are made of natural herbs orginally, but roses should be bare, raw, scented and expressive ..just natural..love your poem..and its depth..;)
cheers from septemberic Cairo..:)