The carers recommend walks
and so she watches
the passing of concrete
beneath feet and stick.

Her brown cardigan
cranked to arching
and her free hand 
behind her hip

trying to fend off 
pain’s whorls.
On the path
a tumbled camellia

bends its colour
to every foot...
she remembers 
dancing with Charlie

Written for Twiglet #298 “a bare hill”

8 thoughts on “Kyphosis

  1. I like this one very much, Worms; I love the compassionate characterization, the struggle and achievement of movement, and that memory the camellia evokes — there’s a whole story to be told here ; haunting —

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