Laura is.

Laura is
in the face of adversity.
Sitting unsteady,
head cocked,
puzzled brow.
Every atom quivering.
She’s confused.

“What a pretty picture!”
the lady dentist said.
“Ah,” I returned, “but this is no picture.
This is a puzzle for you to figure out
with your hands,
with your lips,
with your slow touch.”

“Thank you” she said.
And she took the puzzle.
And she walked away.



  1. raeofsunshine · February 11, 2007

    i bet she’ll never figure it out.

  2. zaphodfreek · February 12, 2007

    I hope not.

  3. raeofsunshine · February 13, 2007

    I get the feeling that she’s not taking it seriously from the last stanza, ““thank you” she said/and she took the puzzle/and she walked away” That, maybe, she thinks there are more important things to do, when, really, figuring out that puzzle is the most important thing she may ever do in her entire life.

  4. zaphodfreek · February 15, 2007

    That’d be a yes.

    Oh well. We all have our little tradgedies.

  5. zaphodfreek · February 17, 2007

    Well if that’s the way you’re reading it,
    i actually should have written

    “She dropped it
    and kicked it under an old unmoveable bookcase
    and then apologised
    but walked away anyway”

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