28 August: Jane’s Oracle #2

Vincent Van Gogh's The Shoes

A Woman With No Cat

A woman with no cat has a hand-
bound book. Her friend made it.

Page 1, Line 1: a recipe note.
Something something add water.

She wears country-people shoes,
flat as sand, knotted at her thin ankles.

If she had a cat, it would wear a bell.
She loves birds. Pigeons aren’t birds.

She makes rye bread every Tuesday,
push and pulled on a wooden board.

Fridays she bakes a cake, and if she
had a cat, it’d lick sugar off the floor.

Jane’s Oracle spoke the words below. Image: WikiArt, Vincent Van Gogh 1887 The Shoes, public domain. ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting #apoemaday on Twitter

100 words for a writing prompt

4 responses to “28 August: Jane’s Oracle #2”

  1. Here voice is getting heard this week! I like this one. I think she should get a cat.


    1. Maybe a stray will find her.

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  2. I love the recipe line and the flat as sand shoes and that last line made me smile so I had to read it to my kids. They smiled too.

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    1. Did they? 💕 How lovely. Tell them, thank you.

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