Saturday, February 4, 2017

In the Picture (Day 16)

In the Picture
By Hannah Six

In the picture, she
is smiling, pale
arm outstretched
to shake someone's hand,
to receive something
she doesn't have.

In the picture, she
wears a too-tight dress,
bares a too-fat arm,
and the glare from the
lights shines faintly
on her
unpowdered forehead.

In the picture, she
is every reason
why he left,
from her awkward size
to the way her eyes are
drawn toward him,
the way his eyes
no longer see
her.

(c) 2017, by Hannah Six