Thursday, May 6, 2010

Molly McNew Ebel to Read at Duff's in the CWE on Monday, May 10

Molly McNew Ebel will be one of the featured readers at the Chance Operations reading on Monday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m., at Duff's, 392 North Euclid Avenue, in the Central West End. Also reading will be Brett Lars Underwood and Erin Quick. Admission: $3.00.

Jazz provided by Paul Antion on saxophone, Stefan Santiago on bass, and Felix Dowsley on drums.

As a child, Molly McNew Ebel was not allowed to touch trash cans, regardless, she grew into a somewhat-normal short person who doesn’t write creatively as much as she should, but writes for the financial services industry eight hours a day. She’s the wife of a quiet video-gamer, the new owner of an old home, and the soon-to-be adopted mother of a 3-legged basset hound named Peg.


There was once a photographer who proposed to his model
32 times.
She had beautiful mocha skin that he wanted to sip
as the sun rose.

He would only photograph her –
any other woman would break his camera.
She energized him, roused him, consumed him…

The first time he asked her, she thought it was funny –
by 12 it was flattering.
It was not merely a case of hard to get,
but something else.
He bought flowers, puppies, sang praises beneath her window,
but she’d only agree to pose.

When 32 came, she was naked and
he was behind the camera.
He asked and she smiled, considering –

The shutter clicked.

She shook her head from side to side but all he could do
was smile. There she was on film
considering life with him.
Artist and muse, husband and wife.

-- Molly McNew Ebel

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