verb (used with object)
1. to present, especially deliberately, the appearance of being; profess or claim, often falsely..
2. to convey to the mind as the meaning or thing intended; express or imply.
3. the meaning, import, or sense: the main purport of your letter.
4. purpose; intention; object
“Why the long face?”
The purported trinket still in hand
- She won’t touch it –
“It doesn’t even look so cheap!”
She reaches out,
- Finally -
Stroking the beast in ginger sweeps,
Tears in her eyes.
Digging his grave
“Not cheap, not cheap at all, even…”
She tosses her head
Does she agree? Doesn’t she?
The words spill out
- At last -
A sad condemnation, a bare murmur
A slow exhalation.
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short forms 21st August 2017
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