Fragility of Arrangements

They had made the arrangements.

She walked away on blown out

Egg shells, spearing embryos

On her Manolo Blahnik stilettos,

Whipping up meringue in her wake,

Its dull crunch a reminder

Of her empty womb.

How easy it was to suck

From a relationship all the smooth

Creaminess and leave

The fragility of arrangements

To someone else.


© Kim M. Russell, 2016


Image by permission of Emily Blincoe

My response to dVerse Poets Pub Poetics: Arrangements by Emily Blincoe, for which Grace has brought us an artist’s work as muse for our pens.

60 thoughts on “Fragility of Arrangements

  1. Let’s hear it for old hippies & beat poets, for we have so much to share. When I do open mic readings, they are mostly my audience. Your take on the image is delicious, sad, & powerful; a lot packed into what, 14 lines; bravo for the bruvera & brevity.

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  2. Wow, that was an unexpected take on the same prompt already used by Bjorn and De. I am amazed at what the mind/subconscious can come up with. A real sense of desolation and crushed hopes in this one, plus clever use of eggy mixes and metaphors.

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  3. Wow! Hang on to wherever this came from….it is deep and it is brilliant. There are so many lines inside that just zing. Brava! This is a wonderful take on the prompt. Ah….I have read this over and over and it moves me mightily.

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      1. I’ve seen some weirder ones! My Kindle has seriously annoying and stupid spell-checker that doesn’t even ask – it lets you type in your word correctly, lets you continue and then changes it!


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