image:  “Chronicle” by Ruth Bavetta

Caption from left to right
Two chaps in blue converse.
Why is the road closed?
I’ve no idea – there are no workmen, no machines —
only a barrier to progress and a couple of cones.
Pompous midlifer stares and smoulders,
disconnected from the scene
or is he?  He could be earwigging the pair in front.
Lady in lilac takes no photos
She’d look better in a skirt than those shorts.
Her hands stuffed in pockets widen the hips.
She pays rapt attention to her young companion
who pays none at all to her
but contemplates the bushy middle distance.
And the last chap’s in a puzzle,
trying to work out why the hell
all these unrelated figures
make up such a satisfying image.
What is it about?

This is my feeble attempt at an ekphrastic poem, as prompted by Miz Quickly


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10 Responses to Witnesses

  1. Misky says:

    That hands in the pockets comment really made me smile. Nicely done.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. That was an interesting poem and I liked the comments just as much. :))


  3. quiltify says:

    haha. I remember those clothes. Did pleated trousers look good on anyone but the skinniest?

    Liked by 1 person

  4. elishevasmom says:

    Hey, Viv. Sorry. have been out of touch for a while. btw, nothing feeble at all about your ekphrastic attempt. I love it! I think you’ve got all sides covered like the blind men and the elephant.

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  5. katechiconi says:

    Perhaps it should be called ‘Witnesses’… all standing around waiting to give a statement to the policeman on the left.

    Liked by 1 person

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