Act 1 [a foreshadow]

Act 1 [a foreshadow]
by Kimberly E Ruth
Empty bedroom
They meet at the rear of his car.
She in a shiny red dress.
A girl watches from upstairs as the light
Illuminates her mother, a brunette,
like a window display.
She thinks is she nervous
She thinks how did it happen
The ground seeps.
She eats her hair like a peanut, waiting
[it’s all natural] she said
slipping her anxious hands below the hem.
In the distance lights flicker like a siren
A radio plays static
An empty window cries
A shutting light.

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