The Gentleman and Miss. Sinner – Matilda Z. Halen
September 17, 2020
There is a gentleman with an umbrella, a Persian cat and a young lady named Miss. Sinner
BBC channel 3 Broadcaster said it’s gonna rain
On the old screen with a Hollywood smile.
West End and stage lights
She lost her umbrella at the backstage
Her Rebellious Youth and unspeakable past
Where are the stars and memories under the night sky of the boulevard?
The Gentleman and his cat took her home
He gave her little stars and eyes of blue
She remembers the snowfall
The pouring rain on the Boulevard
The smudge of ashen fluff and the reflected sky
She is his China girl.
He gave her little stars and eyes of blue.
Matilda Z. Halen is a writer based in Washington, DC. Her work has appeared in New English Review, Misery Tourism, Adelaide Magazine. Lily Literary Review, and other publications. You can find her on Twitter @mydearmatilda