We Know You

Word of the Day Challenge: Angry

Artist: Kay Vinson

Anger is a home

in the suburbs

it has a  well used backyard with a red and white striped swing set  under a shade tree

a row of teacup roses lining the walkway up to the front door

a shiny new car in the driveway


Anger is a pair of lovers

meeting in an airport

she has a cat carrier in one hand and a walking cane in the other

he has a  a bottle of Viagra in one pocket and torn picture of his wife in his wallet

and hello will be the last honest word they ever say out loud again


Anger is a woman

running for a bus

even though her back is aching and her knee is screaming

and when she makes it and takes her seat

she tells herself she feels better all ready


Anger is an empty canvas, a blank page

a bare space on a wall

a dusty bookshelf in an apartment

when the last time anyone heard laughter inside of it’s walls

was when the tv was turned up too loud.

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