Theme: NATURAL DISASTER - JUST ANOTHER DAY

JUST ANOTHER DAY

 

by Josephine Wu 4L

She double checks the jewelled mirror,

coats her lips with another layer of

Moulin Rouge lipstick.

Purses them, smiles the words,

I’m ready.

A responsive voice, enveloped in ponderous puffs

of cigarette smog.

The cameraman yells “3,2,1 … You’re on!’

She smiles sweetly and starts.

 

Now a screen with visual images.

Her words stream out, smooth.

 

Violently, plates start shaking, quaking

Bricks, houses, walls tumble, crumble,

crushing towards the ground

into minute pieces of diabolic dust.

Eyes. Dimmed and obscured.

Desperate howls frantically fill the air.

Here.

There.

Everywhere.

Acquiescence.  Images come together,

as if the last note was played in a symphony.



Lights off.

She flips her dazzling hair, and takes

out the mirror again.

Soulless lips speak,

Lovely”, but she thinks, “What a tough workday for me.

Her perfectly pedicured feet move,

prancing like a pony

straight down the stairs

and out into city.

 

She has a party to attend in ten minutes.