Miz Quickly’s: 1 December 2021

On Two Turned Legs

This is about a wicker chair,
one of four pushed round
Mum’s maple dining table,
that my not-yet-husband
broke as he leaned back
on its turned spindle legs,
the seat giving way, and

the wicker frayed, and
it was on this day that my
not-yet-husband went
old-school and asked my
father for my hand to wed,
and as my mother surveyed
the damage, she said with

the weakest voice I had
ever heard, that she could
fix it with a strap of jute,
and of course, my father,
he said Yes, to the repair,
my mother’s despair, and
a winter wedding to come.

But as I said,
this is about a wicker chair.


Written for Miz Quickly’s 1 December, image Woman Seated in the Garden by Pablo Picasso. © Misky 2021, shared with #apoemaday on Twitter.

4 responses to “Miz Quickly’s: 1 December 2021”

  1. All things, breakable or not, are a wicker chair, no?

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    1. Today is a wicker chair day; I’m feeling a bit off kilter. 😂


  2. Brilliant. I hear that wicker chair weddings are on the rise as shotgun weddings have had their day!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Thanks for getting us back on track because “this is about a wicker chair.”


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