If you said
I am cold
stitch me something to wear
out of moments
choose the pieces with inside pockets
we can lean closest to
before we let go
bidding adieu
those memories
treasured pieces
lain flat and held
by tremulous hand
one swathe for our life
cut down like barley lying golden
he made his absolution
arching windows cast the tiles mirage of eastern colors against stucco
fabric whispers a song
furnishing breath
as two red throttled birds
will roost
their ease
filling silence
with comfort
everyone sees him through your eyes now
a kind of mosaic peace
two minutes
stretching like feeble light
can reach further than possibility
they say you marry your father
my father thinks of himself and fits what he can next to him
in a boat for one purpose
and I see
how many times that was echoed
where I wondered at the empty feeling in my hands
after you made no effect
and expectation became a sore word
lost in tumble-dryer
set to spin on
no iron

0 Replies to “No iron”

      1. No – event free except for today. I tripped on the curb and ended up sitting in the gutter! Dented pride, a few cuts and bruises πŸ™‚

        1. Oh no! I hope you are okay? And then to have to get back in the car and sit for hours, that would cause you to feel stiff if nothing else. I hope you took a hot bath if you were able, later on, and maybe massaged the owie bits? I’m sorry, it’s horrid to fall humiliating and scary, but a good story all in all to the intrepid travels! (Skippy says hi)

          1. Hello Skippy πŸ™‚ My fall from grace did leave me a bit battered and bruised, but I survived with surprisingly little consequences. A good sleep and some massage oils have worked magic !

  1. “In a boat for one purpose – alone” Beautifully written to describe how some people live their lives. Sad. Wonderful verse for a black / white visual image. So few words which say so much is one of your amazing talents. Thank you for sharing your gifts!

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