He dismantles as she assembles.
The audience tweet about colour schemes:
His twin cots are a rich, polished wood
assembled long before the due date,
in a room decorated in heritage green,
that he restores to a spare room
and then returns to his office,
drawing plans he won’t fulfil.
Hers are white, set against on-trend pale grey
and pale cotton bedding,
assembled in a fog of shock,
a stuffed toy in place of each stillborn.
She looks out over skyscrapers,
that become mirrors in the winter sun.
On twitter, the white/pale grey combination wins.
Emma Lee’s “Ghosts in the Desert” is forthcoming from Indigo Dreams Publishing (2015). Previous publications include “Mimicking a Snowdrop” (Thynks Press) and “Yellow Torchlight and the Blues” (Original Plus). She blogs at http://emmalee1.wordpress.com and is a blogger-reviewer for Simon and Schuster. She also reviews for The Journal, London Grip and Sabotage Review magazines.