Denim and Linen

Beneath my bracelets,
my blood moving.

On my fingers this morning,
just one ring.

Denim and linen
softly familiar.

Lie on your back--
I will be white and blue of cloud and sky.

What did you do with your life, they'll say.

I wore bracelets,
rings,
denim and linen--

I lived.
I breathed. 

For you.
_____

a 55. Visit the G Man for more.

Comments

hedgewitch said…
Agree with Kerry. The short phrases and simple lines work well with the clean and basic yet lilting and ever-lifting sentiments, and the image of constancy evoked.
Sherry Blue Sky said…
OH! MY! GODDESS! this is just PERFECT.
Oh sure, just throw yourself into life like that. Powerful.
A beautiful tribute to love.
G-Man said…
What more could anyone ask?
(I can see right now that I made the right decision)
What a Top Shelf 55 Shay
Thanks for playing, thanks for being such a Class Act. You Rock from Rochester to Ingster.
Have a Kick Ass Week-End
brudberg said…
Sometimes nothing more is needed.. just this connection.. and linen and jeans.. love the connection to skies.. paints a vivid picture.
Kathryn Dyche said…
So beautifully visual.
Other Mary said…
*sigh* That's beautiful Shay.
Cloudia said…
So lovely in it's powerful simplicity, Shay


ALOHA from Honolulu
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Anonymous said…
romantic - gorgeous, Shay ~
Ella said…
Shay, this is gorgeous! I love the effect of your lines-swoon worthy!
Sioux Roslawski said…
Those last three lines (especially)--perfect.
***I wore bracelets,
rings,
denim and linen--

I lived.
I breathed.***

Beautifully, Fully,

e n o u g h !!
Unknown said…
Very beautiful and romantic poem. I used to wear quite a bit of jewelry. At this point I work night shift in an assisted living facility, and I wear neither jewelry nor makeup.
Daryl said…
it is truly perfect ...
Anonymous said…
I do love this!

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