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the bride
in red
brazenly scrutinized
by a thousand appraising eyes
for her worth,
measured in gold
faithfully displayed
as demanded
on ears, nose, neck
waist, arms, legs,
a feast for eyes
of avaricious new owners
who dream of fields
and crisp banknotes on trees,
a car that sails
wings to unseen lands
the beginning of dawn
of being waited upon
while thoughts in a turmoil
immobile in her perfect isolation
the bride
in red…..

– Shail Mohan (Jan 2014)


Prompt words for the week: isolation, faithful, scrutinize

NaBloPoMo January 2014