50 Words Prompt: “Bird on a Wire”


ad hoc clothespin mute and a rubber practice mute


Wooden clothes pegs in her mouth, cold-reddened hands pinning laundry on the line. A meager sun seeps between frustrated clouds.  She carries board-stiff clothing gloveless, her frost bitten feet shoeing deep Ontario snow back into the house, the incisive eye of one lonesome bird on a wire her undoing.


JAM © 9Oct2012




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