In Need of a Fix

For The Sunday Whirl: Wordle #139
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fix, apart, snatch, cover, pair, moon,
angel, waves, simple, box, clay, lies

For Poets United: Poetry Pantry #180
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2-14-2012 Kdala3digital3mista-1

In Need of a Fix

Everyone thought she was an angel
with sweet simple energy.

Didn’t understand how much
the lies cost, how much
she needed
this time apart
to cover discomfort,
to smooth daily clay
of the pair’s existence
in order to remain
in suffocating box
her life had become.

Door closed as lock clicked
into position.
Preparations complete,
she leaned into exotic scents
that rose in waves.
Slipping slowly into waiting bath,
she thanked the moon and stars
for this half hour of snatched luxury.

Elizabeth Crawford  12/15/13

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23 Responses to In Need of a Fix

  1. Irene says:

    Ah, another angel in a box…*reading after Brenda’s.*

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  2. Sabra Bowers says:

    Oh, I can feel the warmth now. Lovely poem.

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  3. Now you have me wanting a hot bath. If one must have an addiction that needs a fix, that is one of the good ones. 😉

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  4. Sounds like a soothing fix!

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  5. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    I haven’t had a hot, fragrant bath for years. (It seems the shower has become “the thing.”) I just may indulge over Christmas, thanks to your delightful poem! 😉

    A Wordle Whiff of Christmas

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  6. annell4 says:

    A favorite thing to do…amazing it can do wonders!!!

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  7. Lovely! A bath is of the first things Thyra wanted when she got home from college yesterday. 😉

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  8. Jae Rose says:

    I love how you shaped the story in this piece..home shaped boxes are definitley the best 🙂

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  9. brian miller says:

    sometimes we need that time away….that seperation to break free of the box…the suffocation…and remember what is special about what we have….
    this i understand.

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  10. Sherry Marr says:

    I always love to see you in the Pantry, Elizabeth. Yay! I so know the person in the poem’s dilemma, -I have lived in that suffocating box in my youth – I could feel in my own body, as I read, with what relief she clicked the bathroom door lock for a fleeting half hour of respite. Well done!

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  11. a fix to repair things that are whispered in quiet moments… one can read many different things into this….

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  12. Mary says:

    Oh, the luxury of a bath….what a wonderful and needed reward!

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  13. Old Egg says:

    Relaxing in privacy, warmth and comfort, what better way to bear the sadness of her marriage.

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  14. Sumana Roy says:

    lovely respite….

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  15. poetrypea says:

    Love this idea. Probably coming from a different place, but have you ever read a children’s story by Jill Murphy “five minutes peace”?

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  16. Terrifically written Elizabeth – I really liked this… With Best Wishes Scott http://www.scotthastie.com

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  17. The Sentinel says:

    I can relate. A terrible sacrifice. Made more so because no one sees. Only we catch a glimpse in this poem.

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  18. Mr. Walker says:

    Elizabeth, I loved that “snatched luxury”. Ah, the faces we show the world, and then what we have to do behind closed doors, to smooth the “daily clay”. I hope the bath did her good.

    Richard

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  19. Cathy says:

    Wonderful poem. I know that feeling sometimes.

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  20. Excellent writing!

    Loved this!

    iced desire

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  21. Geraldine says:

    Wishing you a magical Christmas season and all the good things in 2014! 🙂

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