Bursting – Narrative by, Marlene Mesot

Bursting – Narrative by, Marlene Mesot



By Marlene Mesot


My head throbs under heavy, humid air.

I know bright summer sunshine has not a care.

My sinuses tell of impending doom.

Anticipation of my upcoming date brings nervous gloom.

Back from grocery shopping I hurry to prepare.

Will I be ready, or will he just stare?

He sounded so pleasant, attractive when we talked,

On that impromptu meeting by the café on the sidewalk.

I quickly grab my umbrella as I see rain pouring down.

I pray this aching in my head will no longer pound.

His smiling warmth envelopes me as I shake long, wet hair.

The breeze sighs, thunder roars, sinuses clear in fresh air.

About Author Marlene Mesot.

Marlene Mesot writes contemporary Christian mystery, romantic suspense, fantasy, short stories and poetry. She has loved writing since early childhood.

An only child, grandchild and niece from Manchester New Hampshire, she and deceased husband Albert, have two sons, two grandchildren and have raised English mastiff dogs and Morgan horses. Their family now has three male kittens. She is legally blind and moderately deaf due to nerve damage at premature birth.

Marlene holds a Bachelor of Education degree from Keene State in Keene, New Hampshire and a Master’s in Library and Information Studies from U-NC Greensboro, North Carolina.

Connect with Marlene on her Website.

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  1. Robbie Cheadle Reply
    January 28, 2024

    This is lovely. So relatable.

    1. Thanks, Robbie.
      Yes, very relatable.

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