With faint light in her eyes

hair awry and wiry

trodden down starting from the top

in the yellow sweatshirt that’s

consuming her hands

she shrinks inside

before turning the corner

a slight curve of her mouth

less than half a smile

easily missed by those

who have already decided

who she is.

© Alicia Grimshaw 2017



8 thoughts on “She

  1. Strong visuals! Perhaps we can restrain ourselves from presuming we know who ‘lives” inside the yellow sweatshirt.


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