Tightness in my throat. Remembering Mrs. Zengo’s confused disappointment. How hurt those brown eyes in that wrinkly forehead that creased with her frown. How sorry I felt—and unforgiven—until she realized I brought in an egg for another student’s recipe. I had overheard their conversation and mistakenly thought I needed to bring in that hard-boiled egg.
A voice crying to be heard? Or an endless criticism that can surely be silenced?
the choice to return to the next breath
glass of cold water
classical music and these
Photo by Bekir Dönmez
first published in Image Curve, May 16, 2019
for Real Toads’ Tuesday Platform: Going Buggy (imagined by Rommy)