Friday 22 November 2013

#78 - The Rules Forbid This

Near the end of the Scrabble match,
Rachel transforms into a red-eared terrapin.
She blinks, stretches her neck, streaked with yellow.
Her tilerack spells MISTAKE.

Restlessness hangs over the village hall.
Her opponent confers with an umpire,
then puckers, soughing as her eyes fold over,
her limbs retract, her mouth seals.

Her chest swells out.
She is a puffball.
Her final tiles spell

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