shaking her head

since much time has flown

it is beyond her comprehension

how remembrances of

the handful of sentences

he ejected that day

could still cause her

to weep


by mary ann blinkhorn

24 thoughts on “shaking her head

  1. clawfish says:

    a lot of thought and sentiment in a short piece so wonderfully put

  2. be nice to just wipe out some memories wouldn’t it?

  3. We must learn to create a self image independent of what toxic people do, don’t do or say.

  4. abdulbencamel says:

    the truest longing is a lifetime. beautifully writ

  5. Jae Rose says:

    How vivid and present certain words can loom large in our thoughts..the sparsity and directness of this piece makes the feeling shout out..jae

    • mypenandme says:

      Thanks, Jae. I’m staring at the words banter, duty and element right now. I’ve never used the word, banter in my life. This should be fun.
      Thanks so much for your kind words. M.A.

  6. granbee says:

    Having truly loved brings mixed blessings.

  7. batg33k says:

    Some memories are painful and sad, but we can’t help to revisit them every now and then.

  8. onwindydays says:

    Whoo, deep stuff. Very deep. Very awesome.

  9. laurie27wsmith says:


  10. How true, I wish I could erase some phrases spoken over me in the past ~ today especially x

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