50 words

Fifty Word Challenge #95: Uncomfortable

Photograph by Author SAM 2022 — William Blake Tarot
‘Shouldn’t Have …’ read by Author Sally A Mortemore

Dawn leans against
a dirt-fed windowpane
a conscience child
with sneers of remonstrance
on unforgiven breath.

Immodest actions yelp
on blood-red tongue —
a wish for Temperance
to have wisely counselled.

But instead
one blatant rueful finger
raps the glass
as Jack…