17 August: for K’s Petite Pen

painting by Julia Rigby of ferry boat in harbour


There’s a vague pointlessness
to rushing when you know
there’s another ferry coming.

So we admire the view.

The sun stabs at our skin,
as a mother, arms white as milk,
shouts caution at her children.

Image by Julia Rigby. Written for K’s Petite Pen.  ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting on Twitter

3 responses to “17 August: for K’s Petite Pen”

  1. That unhuried vacation vibe Is juxtaposed so we’ll be the stabbing sun. I love how you play with caution in this brevity piece. Bravo! Thanks for writing to this image with me. 👏👏😁

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    1. Thanks for the prompt, K.


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