Wednesday, January 30, 2019

She Managed (Day 742)

despite all the years hurled at her  
she managed to live a good life  

sometimes it arrived wrapped 
in delicate silver-traced tissue  

pure and soft as confectioner’s sugar  
and just as sweet  but   more often  

she found  life had to be wrenched or 
wriggled into place  kicking 

and screaming or   now and then  
laughing   until tears glazed her cheeks

(c) 2019, by Hannah Six
Image: Edouard Manet, Plum Brandy (1877), oil on canvas
via Wikimedia Commons

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