Thursday, June 2, 2016

Week in Seven Words #292

bolster
She's happy making life a little softer, a little kinder for people.

careering
They gallop across the dance floor with their arms around each other's shoulders.

disarray
Sentences get tangled in my head. Words get caught in dark upper branches, beyond sight. It's time to take a break.

disclosing
She insists I'll feel better if I tell her what's bothering me, but I hesitate. There have been some occasions where I've felt better, but usually the main focus becomes her emotions. I have to make omissions or tiptoe around things to keep her from becoming upset. I'm the emotional caretaker. I'm also not always sure what she does with what I tell her, how she might fling it back at me at some future point.

plinking
Her dress makes the sound of a rainstick when she settles on the bench.

timidly
The house looks bashful, its windows peeking out from branches held like fingers to its face.

wherefore
Maybe the path in the garden is shaped like a question mark, and you stroll there wondering, "Why am I here?"

4 comments:

Brian Joseph said...

I love what you wrote for "disclosing" Hila. I think that if you expanded it into a story it might be a very interesting character study.

HKatz said...

Thanks, Brian. This could indeed develop into a character study.

Relyn Lawson said...

I want to be her: bolster
She's happy making life a little softer, a little kinder for people.
, but definitely not her disclosure. Man! You can evoke!

HKatz said...

Thanks, Relyn. And yes, bolster is a lovely thing to do for people.