She arrived late
To the Society Masquerade
Covered her humanity with paper
Coat-checked her eyes
Smudges occupied the space cloaked in
Electronic colored light
Silence shattered her ears
Actions speak louder than words
She picked out a pseudo from the table
To watch a paper play

Image by Tim Noble and Sue Webster

Jumping out of my regular prompt routine to participate in Literary Saturday, hosted by The Rattling Bones. Lori Carlson, the illustrious host, provides the a literary quote for inspiration. I really enjoyed the challenge and look forward to participating in more of her prompts.

Today’s quote comes from “Of Mice and Men” by John Steinbeck:

“Maybe ever’body in the whole damn world is scared of each other.”


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