New Normal #poetry #art


Cassatt

her neck touched by a blunted blade

it left her headless, what a shame

new body formed,  paper mache

chique her skirt in prison gray

couldn’t set her clothes on fire

they were made of chicken wire

maison we shared looked like a box

a cage with one enormous lock

she held her broken mirroire high

the birds had picked away her eyes

madness in Forth, oh what a shame

I never even caught her name

 

*Forth is a small village in Scotland

 

The prompt at Poet’s United this week is “Weird”. Lewis Carrol inspires weird as does a modern sculpture I saw this past weekend.

Photo: Close up of Mary Cassat’s beautiful painting “Mother wearing a sunflower on her dress.”

 

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21 thoughts on “New Normal #poetry #art

  1. Somehow it makes me think of some women who spend their lives without demanding anything to anyone…to them, being a girl is a shame enough 😦 And, yes, such women do exist, in many parts of the world.

    Loved the flow of the poem…dark and intense…

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  2. Your postscript about Lewis Carroll only added to this magnificent poem – at least Alice has a name – but i wonder if we asked would she rather have been left out of the story and able to grow up..and become..as for this girl..she transcends time..too many little girls are silenced..lost and forgotten..although perhaps not in the minds of all

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