Difficult Peas

Her hands on heavy hips, she straightensold hands
her apron and watches, knowingly,
as Mr. Hampton tries to catch a pea
with a shaky fork.

From the pea to her face he looks,
feels the flush liven dead cheeks,
and remembers every single weight
he’s ever had to lift.

4 Responses to Difficult Peas

  1. it echoes says:

    Really like this.

  2. y says:

    (laugh) how clever. with a kind of sad ending…

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