Introducing Mabel Honeycutt (V) – by Michelle McEwen
Mabel Honeycutt is a character who has yet to find a home in a story. So far, her story is told in snippets: some sound like poems, some sound like songs, some like diary entries. The story will come.
Mabel Honeycutt pt. 5 (Sadie & Ike)
Sadie stays up under Ike
like he’s gon’ up and disappear.
I wonder if she’s like that
with him when I’m not here.
You should see her always
all the time followin’ him
& if it ain’t with her feet
it’s with her eyes— all the time
staring at him like she’s seeing
him for the first time.
I can’t blame her, tho, ’cause
Ike’s got this look to him—
he’s the type I can see workin’ on a car
yet I can see him, too, with his lips
pressed up against a trumpet,