A Twist of the Pearl
Conversation over the table –
a coffee, a muffin,
chocolate, of course,
Saturday afternoon with friends,
one more attentive than the others,
one slowly turns the pearl earring
piecing her thoughts. She thinks
back to last weekend, anticipating
tonight, and hears very little
of what the other is saying.
We smile and we nod. And I’m
lost in my own thoughts,
smiling and nodding nevertheless.
Written for Miz Quickly’s Prompt 11: Secret, in which we’re asked to go somewhere, a place with people who are strangers. (I went to the garden centre café). Pick one person, write four lines about them, pick another person and write four lines about them also. Create a secret for each of them, and one for yourself. Note: create your secret. Don’t just spill the beans.