Winnowed Don't make a pregnant woman peer: lips, fingers gnarled... Uptight with future tantrums, pubescent prospects bait her rousing yell, when babe's crooked finger, cedes a fated squeeze of steeled flint. those bathtub squirt guns litter a grime, and crusty tile. his prison walls shower lime, squeezed bitter on her sliver-cut, painted fingers prepped to visit vestiges of childhood, puerile sprinklers, in the Yard, Court of Weary memories baked into lime-frosted cupcakes, shared by winnowed friends, innate Inmates. She sees, and bites her gnarled, teary lip... uptight.
Linda Jaye Bonafield has been published in Five Poetry Magazine, Scarlet Leaf Review, and forthcoming in Bluestem Magazine and Panoply. She has two bachelor degrees in Communication-Journalism, and Spanish from The College of Charleston, SC. More of her work is available at: moothalo.wordpress.com