Poem in the Works:”Unraveling”/part 2

I posted the beginning of a poem a few days ago. Here’s more. I’ll put it all together when finished.

When the boy had said
“I wish I had an earwarmer like that,”
I went home
and cast about for
perfect pattern,
perfect yarn,
perfect color,
then set in place a plan,
a perfect time each day
to work rows
in multiples of eight.

It had been a year then
since I’d seen him
and it could be another year again.
Or less. Or more. Or maybe never.
I hung by a thread, never knowing,

but nightly I picked up the needles…

continues HERE

 

About Marilyn

Reading, thinking, listening, writing and talking about faith, creativity, ESL for refugees, grief and finding the story in a story. Student of Spanish. Foe of procrastination. Cheez-it fan. People person with hermit tendencies or vice-versa. Thank you so much for reading.
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5 Responses to Poem in the Works:”Unraveling”/part 2

  1. slachie says:

    Hmm.
    Putting forth a poem not finished…
    A work incomplete, not yet perfecteded..
    Like an ear warmer half knit and then purposely unraveled again and again…

    The process is speaking To me. Clearly. In more ways than the finished, completed, perfected poem might ever do!
    There is Something perfect shining though, even in its unfinished state.
    Hmm.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Belinda says:

    It’s such a tantalizing beginning. I love it.

    Liked by 1 person

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