Sandwiches

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Cover image: Sharon Ang from Pixabay.

Sandwiches

She always cut their sandwiches into triangles,

perfectly equal and neat.

The only thing that marred the perfection

was the filling that spilled out

for she never scrimped and scraped.

Did they notice?

When her hands began to shake,

she struggled to keep those cuts nice and straight.

But soon the knife made jagged lines,

and the filling bled messily

onto their out-held plates.

And they noticed that straight away.


Submitted: October 07, 2021

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B Douglas Slack

You have one of the most active imaginations I've ever seen, Hully. In this case, what you've described is one of the things I most noticed as my mother began to age.

Bill

Thu, October 7th, 2021 7:56pm

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Thanks, Bill. And that was exactly what I was trying to illustrate.

Sat, October 16th, 2021 5:26am

Mike S.

A fine food-preparation deal, Hull

Thu, October 7th, 2021 9:28pm

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Thanks, Mike.

Sat, October 16th, 2021 5:25am

Sluggy

Jagged messy sammys

Well that does make for a good think. At least her shakey hand did not spill them sammys on the floor or in ones lap, then it would be a bloody mess. Then again i rather have a messy sammy than a nicely chewed one spat back on plate. I notice that a lot with small children. Thry do not hold back what is not palatable. Ha! Enough for now, I can get carried away, when I get going. Nicely done!

Thu, October 7th, 2021 10:20pm

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Thanks for giving this a read, Sluggy. Much appreciated.

Sat, October 16th, 2021 5:25am

dewey green

Onya Hulls, better sangers than wrists, hang in there mate!

Fri, October 8th, 2021 3:39am

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Thanks for giving this a read, dewey. It's one of those poems that kind of failed to express what I really wanted it to.

Sat, October 16th, 2021 5:24am

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