Debutante at a Social Tea

underneath the façade of nonchalance
chronic dissatisfaction festers
releasing the gray duality
of antiseptic and sick

embarrassed, she perfumes herself in
floral notes and deflects quickly:
well-tended, picket fence teeth

her heart pounds, fearing trespassers,
hunting hounds leashed and frantic
yowling to pursue her decay
— tear it into the open!

hide the welcome

talk glibly


Author: redgladiola

Creative writer happily predisposed to flights of fancy. You can find my poetry and short prose at

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