Nothing at all

with a fastening of lips
drawn and pressed in a tight line
at superhuman speed
she pulls her finger
across the elongated hyphen
the simulated silent zip
she has none left to argue with
no pizzazz, pep or vim
she has nothing at all

Kim M. Russell, 2018

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De is our host this Monday and she’s given us a tricky word to play with. I hope my zip doesn’t get stuck!

43 thoughts on “Nothing at all

  1. Oh you described it so well — but instead of the angry “zip it!” action motioned to another, there’s a giving up,, a resignation here. Her ability is gone- she is silenced. Sad.

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