I Jump

I jump
to conclusions
when I see you
with the lipstick-stained handkerchief.
Or is it blood?

You stand
at the bathroom sink,
water on low,
scrubbing the stain
with a bar of soap.

I pick
up the soap
and wash my hands.
Blood on your hands.
Blood on my hands, too.


This was linked up for this weekend's Trifecta Writing Challenge.  A poem in 33 words, three lines, or three stanzas.

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Writing in the Margins, Bursting at the Seams: I Jump

Saturday, May 26, 2012

I Jump

I jump
to conclusions
when I see you
with the lipstick-stained handkerchief.
Or is it blood?

You stand
at the bathroom sink,
water on low,
scrubbing the stain
with a bar of soap.

I pick
up the soap
and wash my hands.
Blood on your hands.
Blood on my hands, too.


This was linked up for this weekend's Trifecta Writing Challenge.  A poem in 33 words, three lines, or three stanzas.

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12 Comments:

At May 28, 2012 at 12:33 PM , Anonymous Elizabethrodriguez (Libby) said...

Wow! A whole story in three stanzas! And, a thriller at that!

 
At May 28, 2012 at 12:34 PM , Anonymous Kim at Let Me Start By Saying said...

Now I wish there was a 4th stanza, because I need to know more. I'm hooked.
Came from Trifextra.

 
At May 28, 2012 at 12:46 PM , Anonymous Annabelle said...

I love how elliptical this is while still being totally comprehensible. I really enjoyed reading this.

 
At May 28, 2012 at 12:49 PM , Anonymous November Rain said...

The cadence is perfect, the topic intriguing, your timing is perfect.

 
At May 28, 2012 at 12:49 PM , Anonymous rosemary mint said...

I love that you don't tell the whole story. You leave something to the imagination. I think the blood is a metaphor for the mess you've both made of this relationship. Both of you messed up. And if he's had an affair, you are as much to blame as he is.

 
At May 28, 2012 at 12:49 PM , Anonymous Olddognewtits said...

Leaves me wanting more ... :)

 
At May 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM , Anonymous Trifectawritingchallenge said...

Thank you so much for linking up to Trifextra this weekend. The challenge this weekend will be judged by the community. So please come back to the Trifecta home page and click the stars next to the three posts you most enjoyed. You only have until Monday at 8 am EST, so hurry!

 
At May 28, 2012 at 12:59 PM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

Thanks for reading!

 
At May 28, 2012 at 12:59 PM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

Thanks! Can't get to your site! Every time I click over, my computer freezes. Are you having troubles?

 
At May 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

Thanks for reading!

 
At May 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

Thanks, Annabelle.

 
At May 28, 2012 at 1:01 PM , Anonymous kgwaite said...

Thanks for reading!

 

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