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THE END OF THE RAINBOW (the story so far…)
0.
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night
1.
The Beginning of the Rainbow
2.
Mrs. Callahan and the Sketchbook
3.
Mrs. Callahan and the Rainbow
4.
Mrs. Callahan and the Four-Leaf Clover
5.
Faith and the Prospector
6.
The End of the Rainbow

MRS. CALLAHAN AND THE SKETCHBOOK
Overcast and leaden sky
Faith stares out the window
steady drizzle of rain.
Her locket necklace in her hand.
The soggy pages from her
sketchbook laid out on the tables
to dry, but clearly ruined.
The doorbell rings.

Mom, in her formal clothes,
comes into the dining room.
Tries to tame her hair with a comb.
That must be Mrs. Callahan.
She’s going to watch you
and your brother this afternoon.
Why?
Your father and I have to go
into town for a while.
Mom gives up trying to comb
her hair and just pulls it back
into a ponytail.
Are you coming back?
Of course we are, honey.
What kind of question is that?
The doorbell rings again.
Mom goes to answer it.
Faith shrugs, looks out the window
down at the empty parking area
furrows her brow.
Voices in the foyer. …

About

Matthew Spira

Just a middle-aged dude doing middle-aged things. Poetry repository: matthewspira.org. 1st collection, The End of the Rainbow, on sale: amzn.to/2x5uj

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