“What are you doing, sweetie?” Gretchen asked her daughter.”
“Well,” Gretchen said, “Maybe she’s trying to impress upon her students how important it is to appreciate all of the novels, poems, and other literary works through the ages. You need to be flexible, sweetie.”
“Yeah, I know, Mom,” Cindy said.
“So tell me about your poem, hon,” Gretchen said.
“I just started writing it, so I only have a few lines,” Cindy said.
“That’s okay, let me hear what you have so far.”
“I went to the garden and cut a flower.
I put a flower in a crystal vase
And set it upon a burnished table
A flower cried.”
Gretchen, eyes damp with pride, walked up to her daughter and planted a kiss on her forehead. “That’s lovely, Cindy,” she said.
Written for today’s Three Things Challenge from Di at Pensitivity101. The three things are burnished, crystal, and flexible. Also for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (school), Word of the Day Challenge (crush), Your Daily Word Prompt (copious), The Daily Spur (impress), Ragtag Daily Prompt (a flower cried), and Daily Addictions (kiss).