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The Picture (standard:poetry, 91 words)
Author: kendall thomasAdded: Nov 13 2003Views/Reads: 2620/0Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
"That which is essential is invisible to the eye."~ Saint Exupery

~The Painting~ 


Jack Straw 


she spent her life kneading dough 

but her heart billowed like a sail as 

her eyes followed the gilt-framed eagle 

over the windy crest 


her stew was praised by all 

her blueberry muffins 



when she died 

they put on her stone 

enclosed between two mourning doves 

‘good wife and mother' 


but could they have known the longings 

that once simmered in that now still heart 

they would have been as amazed as 

an explorer finding footprints 

on the sands of Mars 


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