Autumn 2010 Poetry Competition Third Prize

The House with the Pink Wisteria

by Sherri Turner



I should have realised when I saw

that your wisteria was pink.

I’d only seen the purple kind before

and, being me, I didn’t stop to think.


So really it’s my own fault for missing all the signs -

they were hardly esoteric -

and finding you in bed with Derek

should be no cause for mass hysteria.

I should have realised when I saw your house had pink wisteria.

 ©2010 Sherri Turner

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