Magpie tales host a photo prompt at http://magpietales.blogspot.com/, where every week you are given a photo prompt to write a poem or vignette.
This is the photo for this week
Here's my take:
She saw me hesitating a bit and reached into the display case and pulled out the measure.
"Everything in this section is 20% off today,nifty little item isn't it? Heavier than it looks."
I think of holding it in my hand but recoil in thought. A sudden dreadful wind blows in my mind and I am no longer in the antique shop,but walking the past decade of my life.
She weighed 2.2lbs at birth,just like this shaped hunk of ore that was once used for trade,honest trade.
They said I was too young to care for a sick baby. I gave her up, traded my baby for freedom.
"No, thank you," I say backing away from the case.
"You'll never find another one like it," she says rolling it around in her fingers.
"No, I never will," I say, my heart heavy as lead.