Sugar plum, fairy
who kindly took me in,
you looked like one of those
white buildings on Mykonos
clean as a tide
in an open shirt.
Me, just a ragamuffin then, but
you treated me like turquoise and silver,
a small sparkling thing.
I loved your love of Gato Barbieri
and the notion
that I was worth the introduction.
Sugar pea, you knew me better
than I knew myself,
That soothing shade of Greek blue is called
and it's lovely, like early morning
or an offered hand
in a pearly cuff.
for Dverse Poetics "double dipper."
I used Sugar Plum.