Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Lady Poet Of A Certain Age

Inside a door,
behind a glass,
spread out on a table top,

I have that white jacket with the snap pockets back,
with silver jewelry and a red bandana
tied around my wrist.

It's summer again
and we like Bananarama and Bryan Ferry.

Here is what I love about poetry--
I can kiss your shoulder,
each freckle in turn,
and feel the light soft hairs against my lips.

I can write it that you stayed--
that we both did.
As long as I have coffee, and a pen, 
we are each other's one more time,

inside a door,
behind a glass,
spread out on a table top

at Zhedo's.
_________

 

20 comments:

hedgewitch said...

The light of memory is the warmest, I say, and the kindest, because all the pain seems like only the shadow that throws the important elements of the picture into focus. A beautiful poem, Shay. light as the froth on a cappuccino, but maybe just slightly sweeter.

Cloudia said...

Excellent raison d'etre of poetry!





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thotpurge said...

As long as I have coffee and a pen!!! Oh yes!!

Vinay Leo R. said...

Coffee, and a pen :) My best companions too. Lovely poetry.

brudberg said...

Poetry and writing is that perfect time machine.. I liked Bryan Ferry better than Bananarama BTW.

welshstream said...

Beautiful poem .... not so sure about Bryan Ferry ;) ... but coffee and pen? Most certainly!

Shadow said...

I like this. The only limit.... the imagination... (and vocab, heee heee heee)

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Excellent write :D

Kerry O'Connor said...

This poem contains a lot of what I love about poetry...

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful, Shay.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

"As long as I have coffee, and a pen, we are each other's one more time." God, I love your poems!

said...

Love these sections:

"Here is what I love about poetry--
I can kiss your shoulder,
each freckle in turn"

"I can write it that you stayed--
that we both did.
As long as I have coffee, and a pen,
we are each other's one more time"

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Love it!

Susie Clevenger said...

Yes, I love it. As long as poetry drips from the pen life, love continues in unity.

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Il n'y a que la poésie et l'amour pour sauver le monde et non les armes. Tu es sur le bon chemin.
Amitiés.

Roger

Marian said...

Oh Fireblossom, you are just a slave to love... :)

Blogoratti said...

Truly wonderful piece, brilliant!

Buddah Moskowitz said...

That's my 1983. Loved.

C.C. said...

"I can write it that you stayed"----oh, so lovely!

Gail said...

Beautiful and so true, memories and wishes are always with us.