Tag Archives: sweat

Cold call

“What’re you looking at- The scar on my back? My wary eye? My ex’s marks?” “I am looking for a shiver, a panicky eye, the sweat drops as you turn and run.” P.S: Linked to Trifecta Writing Challenge- http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/2013/02/trifextra-week-fifty-three.html Advertisements

Posted in adult, define, emotions, leave marks on skin, marks on skin, poetry, relationships, trifecta, woman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

ducking the duck

i pitied the ducks their fate, forced to bear with sweat and grime and sub-standard game, a wash only in ages except noisome splashes in chlorined pool-water, cringing with me as chortles distorted their bodies into strained seams- poor spineless toys: it … Continue reading

Posted in accessory, adult, cheeky, outdoors, poetry, shapes, sport, yellow lens | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

utilitarian beauty

plastic bags digging in- to her palms, leaving red welts where they had hung all the way from town to home, her hair a bit sticky, strands rebelling against her chignon, conniving with sweat tracing an easy line down the curve … Continue reading

Posted in beauty, poetry, woman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Wholly uncool

New event in athletics- running, hampered by a bulky, prospectively unsteady baggage on your back, dressed not in the stretchiest of trousers, buttoned to the throat, replete with a  tie that flaps and distracts you. Shoes, you can choose. But this is serious and your … Continue reading

Posted in cheeky, short short story, snip-snippet, time | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The ides of March

I sense  a change in season, a suddenly sodden twist, like a jarring note in between… Am I going out of tune or will I match my step, and my instep intact as I turn the corner? Should I watch … Continue reading

Posted in poetry, time, woman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments