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A sunday never-morning


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(The lines are 4/6/8/10/8/6/4.)

 

A Sunday never-morning

The flannel shirt
that she will never wear
-- the she that will never be brought
home after alcohol, just the promise
of a subtitled Euro film --
is laundered and buttoned
on the hanger.

The flannel shirt
that she will never wear
-- the she that will be completely
naked underneath; so short in stature
that her bush is more than covered --
will only know the form
of his body.

The flannel shirt
that she will never wear
-- the she who will never spill a
morning espresso on it, causing her
to chuck it and expose her breasts --
will be washed once a week
if worn or not.

 

The flannel shirt
that is on the hanger,
that is to be worn just by him,
that is to be laundered on strict schedule,
is starting to fray on the cuffs,
reflecting his Sunday
never-morning.

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A treat indeed. A wonderful portrait grim though it may be!

 

Juris

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A treat indeed. A wonderful portrait grim though it may be!

 

Juris

 

Hmmm, I did not mean it to be grim, but certainly a bid maudlin.....But I will take "treat" anytime! Thanks.

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Another shirt poem Marti. Actually I enjoyed this one more, though the emphasis is on 'never'.

 

cheers

 

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I don't know what it is about shirts. You are right, these last 2 have been about them. This one was definitely meant to be shirt = metaphor for "his" current life. Glad you enjoyed it.

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I like the way you've gone about this. A look at the most everyday of things can spur thoughts from self examination to the most philosophical . I also liked the mention of subtitled Euro films (which I watch on Saturday evenings). :smile: G

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I like the way you've gone about this. A look at the most everyday of things can spur thoughts from self examination to the most philosophical . I also liked the mention of subtitled Euro films (which I watch on Saturday evenings). :smile: G

 

Much appreciated.

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