Two Clay Pipes

fitted her small, delicate feet perfectly.

Tobacco smoke swirled around her

thighs as she contemplated the pencil

describing his face held by the hand

so realistically emerging from the front

of the postcard addressed

to his German aunt in Andalusia.

© paulloz 2023
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Hi Paulloz – a quirky enjoyable short but I did struggle to image the clay pipe shoes being a bit thick – could you expand on the inspiration for the piece? Mitch


Deep stuff! Mine said “this is not a label”.

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