Role Models

When Scarsdale failed,
she resorted to corsets,
and girdles – trussed up
like a teabag –
sucked in her bits,
hair a touch too red,
nails forever chipping –
Dad’s disapproval a sour note –
watched as Mom steeped
in resentment, waited
for the boiling point.

(This quadrille is written for dVerse, hosted tonight by Mish, with the topic of steep.  I am also linking up to Ragtag Community – note; and Fandango’s – resort.)

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

53 thoughts on “Role Models

  1. Ah .. us women are the dynamic and emotional types ❤️ it’s like they say “don’t play with fire.” 😉 Brilliant use of steep, V.J! ❤️

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  2. How resentment can truly steep….like an entity of it’s own. As women, we are so hard on ourselves….but we shouldn’t wonder why. Sometimes it’s obvious.Love all the tea references.

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  3. You built the setting and connected to the emotional tenor so skillfully, the detailed preparations and descriptions, you never quite know when it will boil, I Am sorry she had to deal with this in silence for so long, a loving tribute to her in a way if I am not mistaken, thank you for this powerful piece about “peace” VJ.

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