Paula’s Prompts: Wednesday Words

On December 9, 2020, P.T. Wyant posted at a Wednesday Words prompt involving an old woman muttering to herself, a recently released prisoner, and a cinnamon roll.

This poem was the result…

The old woman mutters to herself

Not realizing she’s aged, caught up in her own thoughts

She has to keep an eye on the recently released prisoner

Just how many times has he been caged for biting his sister?

As always he’s the picture of pink-nosed innocence

Whiskers upturned, licking his gray and white fur

Admirers coo over him, unable to believe he’s guilty of his crimes

One even offers him a cinnamon roll

Knowing he shouldn’t have one, unable to resist his big green eyes

His sister sulks and watches from a corner

Shunning everyone’s good will, not getting any herself

Disgusted how everyone is fooled by her brother’s act

Even though she was watching, waiting outside his cage during his imprisonment

Watching him with a forlorn expression as he languished there

Such a strange, toothy sensation love can be

Even when those in its grip like each other less. 


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