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Angie's Shift

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Bluesy Socrateaser
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In The Mirror


0 posted 01-22-2014 03:33 AM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Email Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Sculptured pedestals, all in a row,
patiently await their masters

Napkins and shakers in formation
like soldiers, stoic...at parade rest

Morning crowd looks bright as they shuffle in
Cowbell is busy in the little greasy spoon

Coffee and a roll, and the days' first cigarette
She laughs at their jokes.

Sabre-like rays of light slice through fins of venetian,
capturing the wafting smoke

All of them loved her for at least twenty minutes,
five days a week

Loved her?
Not that much

Just a 'breakfast treat'
hired for the attention of the men

She knew cruelty.
It laughed at her smile,

At home, there was a mouth to feed
Doing what she could to see to it

*Then, that long walk home.


*Angie, single mother of a six year-old girl
Murdered on the street where she lived

...for her purse.


...just bein' Bluesy
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Margherita
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1 posted 01-23-2014 04:52 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

This makes my feet hit the ground hard. Reality is so cruel sometimes, like for this young mother Angie you remember here. Intense write, that tugs at the heartstrings.

Shocking in its cruelty. I hope the little one lives with someone who loves her.

Margherita
Bluesy Socrateaser
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2 posted 02-03-2014 09:25 PM       View Profile for Bluesy Socrateaser   Email Bluesy Socrateaser   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bluesy Socrateaser

Thank you again Margherita for reading.

As for the little one, I married her.

...just bein' Bluesy

Margherita
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3 posted 02-05-2014 08:58 AM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

That means that Angie-Angel seeked you out and guided her little one on the way to meet you.

Very touching, dear Max.

Margherita
 
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