Great picture at Friday Fictioneers this week from Randy Maize. I think there’ll be a wide range of takes on this and I’m looking forward to reading them. I’ve resisted ‘dark’ again, given ‘humour’ a rest and decided to go under the guise of ‘social comment’. I hope I don’t offend anybody, (politicians excepted). 😉 And please see note below re comments.
She likes me sittin’ beside her, readin’ my bible, reflectin’, rememberin’. She don’t even mind the goat leaping on the gravestones – sometimes I think she’d more respect for animals than people.
Ma was a proud woman, kept herself locked away inside, the softness buried deep behind a sharp tongue and a suspicious nature. Didn’t suffer fools gladly. And politicians not at all.
When we talked about the changes she’d fold thin lips, flash those big brown eyes.
“Only thing gonna change round here son is the colour of them ridin’ the gravy train. And there won’t be seats for us all.”
Sam Cooke: A Change Is Gonna Come
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