Dark Business: by Bonnie McClellan

Like cinderella’s slipper

this poem arrives

to fit your mind’s foot,

hard but comforting.

If not, blood will tell:

‘you’ve trimmed off a bit’

        –heel or toe–

the doves will call you out

even if the sky has read

the weather report and

dropped its fog to hide

your stocking’s stains.



By bonniemcclellan

Mother, poet, american ex-pat from Texas living in Northern Italy.


  1. Dear Bonnie I love that. So fresh, well written with the wit of Grimmy hints. Affectueusement Liliane Sent from the desk of Liliane G. Richman


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