Susan Marie Molloy

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Evening Acrobatics


After a day of cleaning house, grocery shopping, gardening, walking the dogs, doing laundry, and all those little things that seem to get done only on Saturdays, I proceeded to accomplish a lot of relaxing.

I was laying across the bed, thinking about this and that, when a large black insect benignly and silently floated in my direction.  It looked like a mosquito, but beefier and slower moving.

It came closer to me. The panicky, snapping wave of my hand didn’t deter it to a different flight path. No. Not at all.

The darned thing kept coming at me, floating gracefully and silently within my air space.

It was bound and determined to be my exercise partner, encouraging me to s-t-r-e-t-c-h my arms and twist my torso.

Again I waved, but this time with my entire arm from my shoulder to my fingertips, and with all the gusto I could muster.

My center of gravity changed.  I saw the room turn.  I kept going backwards.

I fell off the bed.

It was a graceful move.

It was acrobatic.

©Susan Marie Molloy, and all works within.


Author: Susan Marie Molloy

Hi, and welcome to my blog. I am a published writer, poet, photographer, freelance editor, artist, and career analyst. Growing up in a bilingual family helped me foster my love of languages. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and Master of Arts in History. My short stories, poetry, and photographs have been published in the Emerald Coast Review (18th and 19th editions), newspapers, and in many other publications. I enjoy Pre-Code films, photography, music, travelling, history, reading, and living each day to the fullest in The Oasis. My publications include Engaged (an anthology of my poems), The Crowd of Turin, God of the Sea: A Short Book of Poetry by the Seashore, Grapes Suzette and Other Poetic Epicurean Delights, Gallery Night, Indigo Fantasy, The Green Gloves, Puppy Love, Supreme Theater, and others. I am currently working on an anthology of my short stories, including a roman à clef tale, and am in collaboration with another artist in writing a novel. My books are available through Amazon. Check them out. Buy them. Read them. Send me your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you.

2 thoughts on “Evening Acrobatics

  1. Oh my gosh, Susan. Though you describe it so well… I hope you didn’t hurt yourself.

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