Friday, May 11, 2012


A mother espies her unclothed reflection,
naked flesh-covering marred.
Eyes trace her outline,
drifting through untouchable time.
Flexed and firm,
now undone-
muscle given to softness.
Finger draws her scar,
she remembers.

Trifextra Weekend ChallengeYour challenge is to write anything you want, in whichever form you please, so long as your response is exactly 33 words and includes the word "mother."



  1. Nicely done... Its lyrical!

    Happy Mother's Day! :)

  2. beautiful. I saw a pic on fb this morning that had similar sentiment. We love the memories of the life we held within. :)

  3. There's 10 tiems more than 33 words here. I can relate to the scar. I bet its beautiful.

    excellent, Goddess

  4. "drifting through untouchable time" ... Nice.

    I like the vagueness here. She could be remembering giving birth to a healthy baby, having a C-section, or losing a child. Anything is possible; scars are born from many types of wounds.

  5. I check out my scar, too, and remember:) Well done!

  6. The physical reminder of how we are changed by motherhood can be both a bitch and a gift.
    Thanks for playing. Don't forget to come back for the new prompt on Monday.

  7. Turning an ugly thing into a pretty thing. Nice.

  8. Beautiful. Absolutely sublime.

  9. I liked the way you made the scar a turning point in the story - whether from sorrow to joy or sorrow to deeper sorrow is impossible to say, but the change is clear in her finger tracing and the line 'she remembers'.