A well told poem that most of us can relate to, even if this is an amplified version. Although having thought about it being a member of a buzzing poetry site doesn't fit. Lol
Great story of a superhero type persona; where by day she disguises herself, making her image merge into the society background. Then each night she removes her spectacles, loosens up and shakes out her hair, pouts in slow motion for the camera, before sitting at a writing desk.
Basically a human being who is unnoticed by the world and by the surrounding she is in. Yet she puts herself inside each of her writing and makes her self noticed by everyone and everything-been invincible by been the woman she wants to be.
A relate-able write by all...it takes me back to the past..touching.
Congratulations on your well deserved win. Excellent write. Sorry didn't get a chance to comment before. Very insightful portrayal of an unnoticed woman. Loved the story with the reveal that she may not be dynamic in her life but she is very much so in her poetry. Take care Milly x
Glad this won...otherwise I may have missed it because I've been "Jamesinaing" once again :) I wonder about the Emily thingy because when I read it my first thoughts were Eleanor as in Eleanor Rigby, it just so reminded me of this very sad person that The Beatles portrayed many years ago. So glad it was a winner and therefore was highlighted for me to find...Congrats on your win...very well deserved...
I passed a young woman in the hall who was closing her office door slowly & quietly. When she saw me she softly said "I'm sorry" for no apparent reason. Then she left hardly leaving an impression. I went back to my office and wrote the poem. Later, I posted it without a single edit. Even then the only change I made was to name her after I read it online.