Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Forgotten


Lunch, George Tooker, 1964, Columbus Museum of Art
Photo courtesy Tess Kinkaid, Magpie Tales

Deep concentration
On the victuals provided
By people who care
And those willing to give
Of their time

No conversations
Or smiles between diners
Just emptiness etched
On deeply lined faces
That have lived

No interaction
Or pleasantries exchanged
In an attempt 
To make a friend
Or two here 

Underlying suspicion
That others will see
Ice cold fear  
In the blank stares
 Of the forgotten

Barbara M Lake ©
Trinidad, WI
December 2011


  1. I'm not well off, but I am willing to give of my time ~ which I do. Have a lovely weekend, Bee.

  2. Nice to see you. I'm going to change that line as I did not care for it in the first place.

  3. Nice write, Bee. Victuals is such an interesting word...

  4. Very interesting take on the prompt

  5. I saw the same people that you did- lovely and sad - we all should really "see" these people.

  6. Thank you you so much. Sorry I have not visited anyone - time is against me at the moment and internet at home is kaput. Engineers say they can do nothing until after Christmas. Not a happy bunny!


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