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NaPoWriMo Challenge: Day 9

NaPoWriMo – About announces: “And now our (totally optional) prompt. […] Today I challenge you write a poem inspired by noir — it could be in the voice of a detective, or unravel a mystery, or just describe the long shadows of the skyscrapers in the ever-swirling smog. […]”

 

she was a beauty

 

eyes

green, almond-shaped

lashes

thick, long

brows

distinctive

dark, mid-length hair

against her complexion, very fair

slender, with thin waist,

legs, long and shapely

a fine boned petite

proportionate through and through

 

articulate

intelligent

confident

direct

 

a mother of two

 

caution! some advised:

this, a tiny town

word gets around

women must heed their home

not strut a presence out loud

not dare talk as good as men

not ever know or think to think more

 

she may have been a beauty, too

maybe even a mother of two

 

her youth was noted with ease

her still warm frame screamed so

 

whatever was left of her face

 

the body, marred

at the outer wall of their kitchen

amid a heap of garbage

 

a random incident! they said

 

the new teacher, the one out of town

who had been one to live on her own

 

she then knew

the color of warning:

this, a tiny town

women must heed their home

not strut a presence out loud

not dare talk as good as men

not ever know or think to think more

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