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Friday, February 27, 2015

Actors are we

Carpe Diem Special #134, Fuyuko Tomita's "actors we all are, she said "

Actors we all are, she said
mirrors to reflect
each other
We all leave the stage, she said
and left a smile in mine

© Fuyuko Tomita

They looked to be that straight laced couple like in the famous painting.   You know the one where neither is smiling.  He is holding a pitchfork.  Her look of disapproval that he had probably just passed gas. That painting - American Gothic I think.  People would tiptoe around the couple just certain they did not approve of anything off color.  Would not offer drinks and certainly no profane language.

"Wrong-o, sour puss breath" as Johnny Carson might have told side kick Ed McMahon.  This is the couple that loved to concoct schemes to play jokes of folks.  They even had their grown son convinced he kept them awake snoring.  The son went home and asked his wife if he ever kept her awake snoring.  Of course not.  Your folks are just messing with you!

from behind the mask
the eyes stare in wonder -
as the pumpkin rises
great fun on all hallows eve
chocolate kissed smiles all around

Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 


©  Janice Adcock

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