to nestle briefly and then fall for 3WW

his absolute conclusions

about how she felt

what she wanted from him

and what she thought

were so absolutely incorrect

the black and white ideas

never had a chance

to form their own unique path

to blend into gray

months later

when winter came

billions of broken snowflakes

fell to the ground

and she was confronted

with the task

of shoveling

a single pathway

for her own survival

her own existence

while empowering

it left two snowbanks

refusing to melt

one to her left

one to her writes

by mary ann blinkhorn

Written for Three Word Wednesday at:

This week’s words:  fall, nestle and absolute

20 thoughts on “to nestle briefly and then fall for 3WW

  1. I like the image of broken snowflakes…gives a damaged feel to something considered so delicate. 🙂

  2. Don MacIver says:

    An excellent close to this piece Mary Ann! Love it! Hugs

  3. This is beautiful and so evocative. I did not know her poetry until you posted it. Thank you x

  4. Jae Rose says:

    The imagery and that end line are simply unique and a crisp snowflake itself..jae

  5. Great creative wordplay from you once more. I love the black and white ideas that didn’t blend into gray, and using “writes” in place of right – great stuff!

  6. sedge808 says:

    to blend into gray……


  7. I had to weep from my core!

  8. adinparadise says:

    This is wonderful writing, and so very sad.

  9. oldegg says:

    I think one of life’s solaces is to be able detach yourself from the norm and to be, to do, to think in an obtuse and otherworldly state. You clearly have this gift. It not only allows you to cope but also to be a much more interesting person as this writing demonstrates.

  10. nico says:

    “A single pathway.” This line really jumps out, a perfect image. Lovely words!

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