Sunday, February 12, 2012

black and white valentine



I see her everywhere. In the way the smallest bird's black eyes on a pivoted neck catches mine in that fleeting moment, grasping my little finger, bewildered yet unafraid. In the vertigo of white cream in the aromatic quiet cup of java on a ten degree morning, skinny-dipping like her rhythmic dance she only performs to a grateful audience of one. In the sound of her lonely voice, distantly trembled in the black speaker of the only cracked-glass phone booth left on planet Earth, her hazel eyes closed, tears streaming stealthily under masking blonde hair, in that blushing moment when she screams in a whisper I Love You too.

10 Comments:

Blogger Brian Miller said...

whew...when she screams in a whisper i love you too...that gave me a shiver...very nice write...

2/12/2012 9:51 PM  
Blogger ds said...

Wow. So deeply and evocatively written. "when she screams in a whisper..." Wonderful. Thank you.

2/13/2012 12:38 PM  
Blogger Doctor FTSE said...

Yup! "Screams in a whisper" is the best line.

2/13/2012 2:31 PM  
Blogger Jinksy said...

in the black speaker of the only cracked-glass phone booth left on planet Earth

How that encapsulates loneliness...

2/13/2012 5:50 PM  
Blogger Helen said...

Through your eyes ~ we all see her.

2/14/2012 11:27 AM  
OpenID zongrik said...

i like the bird's eye point of view

haunting suppleness

2/14/2012 4:45 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

This really captures her aloneness, within herself, how she is caught in her own fantasy world: ' that blushing moment screams in a whispter' - well done.

2/14/2012 10:56 PM  
Blogger Tess Kincaid said...

This reached in...grabbed my heart...and squeezed it...

2/15/2012 5:02 PM  
Blogger Helena said...

Sweetly sad. You can feel the raw emotion in this one.

2/16/2012 12:38 PM  
Blogger Michael D. (Wryter) said...

You had me at 'I see her everywhere' but then came that alarming last sentence...

Wow!

2/17/2012 6:46 PM  

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