Poem#11 – Delusions

Today’s prompt comes from Shanna, and it’s a cool one. Just pick a postcard from  the blog postsecret, and write a narrative poem based on it. I chose a postcard from their archive:


She still cooks enough for two every night

just in case he decides to stop by

She got call waiting

so he’d never get a busy signal

His toothbrush and towel are still in the bathroom

because to throw them away

would be a confirmation

She pushes would be lovers away

in hopes that he’ll return

Somewhere across town

Where children play in the streets

Where the lawns are always

manicured and green

He gazes across the dinner table

at his wife

And for a brief moment he questions

the choice that he has made

~ by Jacque on April 12, 2011.

4 Responses to “Poem#11 – Delusions”

  1. Awesome! Sensual and heart-breaking all at once.

  2. Thank you Shanna, glad you liked

  3. Oh goodness—wrenching, Jacque. (I mean that as a compliment, just in case there’s any question. :))

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