The Angry Bear


She made me pick up her heavy paw to sign her name.

“Girl, you know I can’t see.”

Her aide said, “Diabetes,” and nodded in agreement from her perch in front of the television.

The weight of her hand was like a bag of sand, solid and surprising in its movement.

Her skin was cracked and rough, an ashy black in my smooth brown hand.

“I’m only signing this because you pushin’ the issue,” she declared as she scribbled illegible letters.

Finished, she dropped the pen and looked straight at me with one yellow-grey eye, while the other eye remained tightly shut under a heavy fold of dark skin.

Her sightless gaze pierced me and in the puncture mark she left me with a certainty.

I knew that she saw everything.


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. under-my-quilt
    Nov 20, 2013 @ 04:56:05

    Beautiful 🙂


  2. under-my-quilt
    Nov 20, 2013 @ 14:00:04

    It is called ‘Write Out Loud’,I’m under a different name on there, I only have two posts up at present.My username is Comatose.Your work is safe and copyrighted on there.,I pulled off it two months ago, I had a dispute with someone over misinterpreting a poem I had written,that’s Why I haven’t used my usual user name.
    I ‘ve been having a tough time lately,,as the day has worn on I will probably keep going with my blog but maybe only put new or not previously blogged verses. on my blog.Thanks for your interest.There are 4 or 5 kind people on wordpress self included that I would miss 🙂


    • puneybones
      Nov 20, 2013 @ 14:40:07

      Sorry you’ve been having a tough time with other bloggers. I’ll find your other blog to follow. Hang in there and keep posting if you can. I enjoy your work!


  3. under-my-quilt
    Nov 20, 2013 @ 14:53:34

    I’ve not expressed myself well,,the woman on the poetry site was just a one off, my tough time between my biological father and I,plus dealing with the after effects of bullying on my son at both college & school,he suffers depression,low self esteem but on a positive note he is doing well on his foundation acting course.I only put myself back on ‘Write Out Loud’ as I met a real nice guy on there who calls himself Miss, so I will be posting on there but it will be limited.Thanks for saying you like my stuff,much appreciated 🙂


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