the floor buffer

she’d slice him up

with a few good adjectives

then run off

to the bedroom


later he’d apologize

without transition words

while she’d stare at the ceiling, subdued

“where is the unity?

what is the point?”

i’d ask myself, as the observer

but there was always that

floor buffer in the kitchen closet

and for a week or two

everything would again shine

by mary ann blinkhorn

written for Three Word Wednesday

words:  buffer, unity, and transition

21 thoughts on “the floor buffer

  1. clawfish says:

    Darkly delicious

  2. oldegg says:

    And why couldn’t she blow her top without feeling guilty? Let him get the floor buffer out and see he could do as good a job as her!

  3. unfetteredbs says:

    I dig this 🙂

  4. Berowne says:

    Nothing like well-kept flooring to bring peace to a household. 🙂

  5. This is so true! Words are so slippery and you’ve converted them into sweet butter! Marvelous Mary!~Deborah

  6. Love the slicing, hurting images and then the final lines with the cleaned floor… but cleaned only for a few weeks… til next time…?

  7. Adam and Eve in the bi-level and a big hunk of apple pie. Loved it!

  8. Sheilagh Lee says:

    chemistry can do that.

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