Ch. 3: Mrs. Smith-Cotton Takes Advantage of the Situation


Mrs. Smith-Cotton 

is a liberated woman, freed

by Jackson's death to pursue gaiety.


She has wealth and a certain beauty


of a B movie actress from the thirties.


Cocktail parties with much laughter and libations

please her immensely,

and it is easy, in her world, to pursue the lifestyle.


She may not have known it

but she was waiting

a long time for this—she isn't going to waste it.


She is good at making an entrance

and she knows what she wants.

Poetry by jim The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2016-04-05 at 16:48

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antoniya katelieva-wood The PoetBay support member heart!
Nice story Jim

Sounds like she may have wanted the unobtainable previously, but didn't realise at the time, pity Jackson had to die for her to be liberated, I so hope she doesn't waste her opportunities! Keep us posted.

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Nicely done. Good luck to her. Knowing what one wants is not so easy at it might seem.

The ability to enjoy it without the social hang-ups maybe? Because we all know, that she'll be judged whatever she chooses.

Nancy Sikora The PoetBay support member heart!
Wealth, beauty and the freedom to pursue gaiety-- what else could a woman ask for?

Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
ithink Mrs. Smith Cotton will get what she wants,but will she be abie to handle it? Sometimes we have to be careful what we wish for. Things may have changed a bit since her days of glory.
I enjoyed your poem.:)