Quadrille #53

Goodnight Sweet Girl

I’ll tell you how on the night my aunt died,
she was tucked tight and laid straight below
crispy sheets, sheets white as her tight thin skin,
and how her night nurse sat beside her bed,
held her hand, as if fragile as eggshells.

 

 

for dVerse’s Quadrille #53

10 responses to “Quadrille #53”

  1. A tender, fragile image, Misky, which brought a tear to my eye. The ‘sheets white as her tight thin skin’ are like egg white in contrast to her hands ‘fragile as eggshells’. So effective.

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