NaPoWriMo 2016 #12

{off prompt}


You can’t tell by looking at her … though the signs are beginning to show … when she pauses in one place too long … there is a mechanism of self acceptance … the use to gather, grant, and capture on the face or in the eyes … a haunting never seen there before … “she had a look of thus and so” … a patch slightly to the right and down a bit from her smile … checkered promise of a wrinkle … telling ten months from now … that she didn’t eat today either … from the outside it all looks like blue jeans and suede boots … comfort from the Goodwill reject piles … a bright smile some claim is not her own … and that crazy hippy wild child abandon … if you can catch her riding red horses along the shoreline … it all seems a little less sad … for the children of light are running behind her … urging her not to leave her begging bowl behind.

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Photo Credit: The Progressives Influence

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