Spill Quadrille for dVerse

A quadrille for the prompt from dVerse – 44 words, one of which must be spill.

 

Suddenly it all spills out:
The mess of fear,
Of anger, of grief,
All tangled together
In a chaos of tears and snot;
And I’m on my knees
As it pours
Over the carpet.

And now,see,I’m folding it smooth,
Packing it away.

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14 thoughts on “Spill Quadrille for dVerse

  1. Okay, seriously. This is STUNNING. The juxtaposition between the first stanza and the second…the lack of spacing for the commas in the second stanza, the “folding it smooth” — OH, there are masks here. Whew. This is just a powerful piece. THANK YOU.

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  2. I love the outburst of the first stanza, the immediacy of the hurt and distress being followed by the thing we all do, especially those of us who are or have been in toxic relationships – we pull ourselves together:
    ‘And now,see,I’m folding it smooth,
    Packing it away.’
    Although, I think those final lines sound like a child is being reassured.

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