About Debra


she’d been so happy that first year with him,
he such a gentleman and scholar, and she
at night school for a business degree—she
worked as a waitress eight days a week, days
at his favorite bistro, and weekends down
at papa stag’s bar and grill.          she made great
tips, but she wanted something more, and youth
was skating away each new day faster than
last night’s dew drying in sudden sunlight . . .
but now debra’s in a bad place with jim,
because jim doesn’t know how to use his
words.          it’s far too common, this malady
of madness—anger given reign over
love, over life, over sense  .  .  .  and over. . .

David M Pitchford
2 Dec 2011

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One thought on “About Debra

  1. You hit too many home runs, I’m afraid. This tells a story and leaves us wondering in the sonnet’s 14 lines.

    and youth
    was skating away each new day faster than
    last night’s dew drying in sudden sunlight

    Been a long time since I’ve been there, but I remember.

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