Rich – quadrille for dVerse I

“That’s rich,” she mutters, “That’s rich” –

brooding on grievance, like a fat hen.

“That’s rich”, and switches off the telly,

folds the paper, lets the curtain drop.

All that richness sours her,

curdles her stomach, carves deep lines.

It doesn’t nourish her.

It’s quadrille night, 44 words, one of which is the prompt word. Tonight Kim is our dVerse host, and our word is “rich”. Lovely.

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20 thoughts on “Rich – quadrille for dVerse I

  1. You’ve really captured the tone of her voice in the repeated phrase, Sarah, and the description ‘brooding on grievance, like a fat hen’. I’d love to know what has upset her. Was it the news?

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  2. I’m feeling the sarcasm in the word “rich”. She is disgusted by more than she sees, perhaps….a bigger picture here than on the telly. Oh I like that word, “telly”.

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