She’s Gone

Her body lies

still and prone on the

chipped yellow kitchen counter

A worn, blue washcloth

covers the wide mouth of an empty

Karo Syrup bottle where her head rests

Her grandmother’s

hands massage green Prell

over her head and neck in lazy circles

Warm soapy

water flows into the sink

creating mini tornadoes twirling down the drain

She startles awake,

confused in the darkness of the present,

caught in a moment of rare childhood memories



7 thoughts on “She’s Gone

    • ridingrio August 15, 2017 / 11:28 am

      I appreciate your comment so much Erich… it’s comments like yours that make me a better writer and encourage me to continue! I’m loving your blog. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

      • erichmichaels August 15, 2017 / 11:39 am

        You’re quite welcome! Definitely keep it up. The world needs dreamers like us!
        Thanks 🙂


      • ridingrio August 15, 2017 / 2:24 pm

        Oh yes… the world needs more dreamers! I’m proud to be among them with you.


  1. Sidharth August 15, 2017 / 10:47 am

    The vivid imagery that you crafted with your spell-binding usage of words made my heart melt with joy. Thanks for sharing such a lovely post! According to your convenience please do read some of my writings would love to know what you think about them 🙂

    Warm Regards,


    • ridingrio August 15, 2017 / 11:28 am

      Thank you Sidharth for your lovely comment. I am grateful. I look forward to reading your work!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Sidharth August 15, 2017 / 11:29 am

        Thanks miss for respecting & accepting my invitation! Please feel free to explore any of my writings whenever you feel like 🙂


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