Sunday, October 20, 2013

October Memoir and Backstory Challenge--Secrets #3



Body Talk

You lean over my table
the flimsy white cotton jersey material
at the scoop neck of your blouse
gapes

My mouth is open
caught mid-smile
mid-conversation
and I hold it here

Your body is whispering
a secret to me
through the thick maroon smile line
muted by makeup
across the expanse of your neck.

4 comments:

Joy Weese Moll (@joyweesemoll) said...

That really captures just one moment in time with detail and tension.

Jane Ann McLachlan said...

A lovely way to describe the secret language of body talk!
See my post for this week's theme!

Claudette Young said...

I really like this one. It portrays an instant of recognition, on several levels, most of which are seldom acknowledged aloud.

Great job.

Amanda M. Darling said...

I love the idea that you tell a secret without saying a word.