The Grimace

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Photo: Silas Baisch on Unsplash

 

It was not quite a smile.

It was born not in joy

Nor in any enchantment,

But in desperate

Hope

To forestall

Shame

As it loomed,

A storm

In the fast shrinking distance.

 

 

 

For Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Grimace in 33 words

 

 

16 thoughts on “The Grimace

    • Thank you, Rochelle, from the depth of my heart. Some of these realities are heartbreaking. If we don’t grimace (and more) at them, we’d be lacking some fundamental human thread.
      Hugs
      Na’ama (off to read yours!)

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