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She appeared as stream and gliding sun,
unaware that her legs had come undone.
‘Goodness gracious! woman get out, this
is my apartment!’ Her laughter, sang asΒ 
though a thousand bells.

“No bar of soap could clean that mouth
of yours! Go, get cherry peppers stuffedΒ 
with mozzarella and basil.” I gasp whileΒ 
she goes through my satchel.

‘Enough!’ with anger bottled up inside I
managed a smile. ‘Now, that you’re here
tell me does it bother you often that you
have no feet?’ I observed as she flew out
the window, howling down the street.

 

 

Photo credits:Β Pinterest

I chose to write inspired by, ‘People who don’t know they’re dead: how they attach
themselves to unsuspecting bystanders and what to do about it’ by Gary Leon Hill.

Posted for Sunday Mini Challenge @ Real Toads

and posted on the Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

& Posted on Monday Writes @ My Blog – Verses

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Comments

  1. LOL, I loved it, especially the closing question. And even in a funny poem, you insert some beautiful imagery. Cool.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sherry πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  2. Bwahahaha! I love their exchange, how normal and at the same time bizarre their behavior is. More than anything, I love the cherry peppers and the final question. Thank you for this delicious laugh, Sanaa. πŸ˜€

    1. Sanaa says:

      My pleasure, Magaly ❀️ so glad you liked it πŸ˜€ Thank you for the inspiring prompt ❀️

  3. gillena says:

    Nice rapport there between she-chef and the she-wolf sprite ; she didnt even stay for dinner

    giggles and smiles!!! nice one Sanaa

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Gillena πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  4. Bjorn Rudberg says:

    Ha… imagine that nightmares could be that funny… No feet indeed.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Definitely ❀️ thanks for stopping by, Bjorn πŸ˜€

  5. Frank Hubeny says:

    I usually think of ghosts as not having feet either. It is easier to fly around.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Frank πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  6. Rommy says:

    She is clearly quite sensitive about the loss of her feet. This was a fun, quirky story poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rommy πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  7. Snap! We chose the same title and you’ve made a lovely job of it, Sanaa! I love the lines:
    ‘She appeared as stream and gliding sun,
    unaware that her legs had come undone’.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Kim πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

    1. Sanaa says:

      Lol❀️ Thank you so much, Rajani πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  8. therisa says:

    A smart and interesting way, to end your prose poem, Sanaa. which I love. As some people /ghosts just hate to be reminded of their shortcomings. Hmm, wonder, if that was a bad pun, given how this poem ends.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Therisa πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  9. Samyuktha says:

    A cute response to an exciting challenge πŸ˜€

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Samyuktha πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  10. Sumana Roy says:

    aw…this one’s a true beauty Sanaa and with humor…the first two lines are more than gorgeous…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Sumana πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  11. Mary says:

    Ah, this poem is in a different style than your usual. Really enjoyed the delightfully humorous touch

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Mary πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  12. totomai says:

    Haha! I enjoyed this one Sanaa. Their banters will bring chaos!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Totomai πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  13. Kerry O'Connor says:

    Wow! An unexpected visitation indeed! Thank heavens for the warding of cherry peppers…

    πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Indeed❀️ Thank you so much, Kerry πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  14. Bev says:

    Fortuitous there was a window, so she could be on her way! Thanks for my Sunday morning chuckle!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Beverly πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  15. ayala says:

    A fun and delightful poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you kindly, Ayala πŸ™‚

  16. scott hastie says:

    Love the cheeky vitality in this Sanaa – gave me a real lift on a damp grey afternoon here…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Scott πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  17. Ha, I so enjoyed this, I can SEE her, legless, “howling down the street”.

    1. Sanaa says:

      LOL❀️ Thank you so much, Sherry πŸ˜€ so glad you enjoyed it ❀️

  18. Julian says:

    Hi Sanaa, I like this light hearted piece.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Julian πŸ™‚ so glad you liked it ❀️

  19. annell4 says:

    What a delight!! That women who flies…without feet…into the street…a funny story…I can see her now.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Annell πŸ˜€ so good to see you ❀️

  20. CC says:

    Very playful and spontaneous πŸ™‚

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, C.C πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  21. Old Egg says:

    This is such a great laugh Sanaa, you really had fun with this one.

    1. Sanaa says:

      I certainly did πŸ˜€ thank you so much, Robin πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  22. Someone ate some hot sauce and had a bad dream?!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Not really πŸ˜‰ thanks for stopping by, Colleen.

  23. Elizabeth says:

    Thank you for the laughter. Light and filled with spontaneity. Refreshing,

    Elizabeth

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Elizabeth πŸ™‚ so good to see you ❀️

  24. Wendy Bourke says:

    This is so wonderfully unique and clever … a well written bit of freaky fun. Loved it!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Wendy πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  25. Susan says:

    Hahahahaha! To be so halfway undone is a trip.

    1. Sanaa says:

      LOL❀️ Thank you so much, Susan πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  26. Myrna says:

    So funny and creative. I’m still laughing.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Myrna πŸ™‚ so good to see you ❀️

  27. Wonderfully imagined! So vivid, so natural, so humorous, so bizarre, so matter-of-fact….

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Rosemary πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  28. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    What an imagination you have! I’m smiling broadly after reading this little delight of a poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Aww!❀️ Thank you so much, MMT πŸ˜€ I enjoyed writing this one ❀️

  29. Love the exchange… I think I might know them. )

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susie πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

  30. Susan says:

    Very cool! An unusual story from you, and quite delicious.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Thank you so much, Susan πŸ˜€ so glad you liked it ❀️

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