Monday, July 02, 2007

Ward C

the underwater dining hall
the color of disturbed clouds

chainlink fence mom waves
goodbye on the other side

a tired red-haired woman
lids like creamy boiled eggs
thumbs something under my tongue

all the windows are skewed sometimes
they fall off and shatter
my daughter had red hair like mine
we cut it after it caught
in the chain of the swing


2 comments:

dick jones said...

Haunting.

Christine said...

Yes! Thanks. That means you got it.