Introducing Mabel Honeycutt (IV) – 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. 4 (Mabel & Ovello— the man she’s runnin’ from)
Ovello called me.
He said he shoulda known it wouldn’t last
when I kept my maiden name. Said
he’s a good man what deserves
a woman’s woman. Said he shoulda
listened to his mama
when she told him to leave me be.
He told me “gon’ on and run, Mabel.” Said
he’s better off without me anyhow
especially since I ain’t birth him
no boy babies. That’s when I hung up.
Guess I’m free now.