Thursday, June 15, 2017

Time that was Forever/Wearing Someone Else's Clothes II -- dVerse -- Open Link Night #198


Before you came
When dogs could talk
You were my friend
We were sailing

We talked of all things
Got them out
We exchanged these gifts
A small sailing ship for two

The sun moved
That would soon disappear
We had not learned to read signs
We counted the empty mason jars

As we considered the issues of the day
You made tea
We talked of music
I was yours’

Each day
Often it did
Begging for mercy
Lost forever

Time in its flight
Full of themselves
And now old women
You were my friend
Wearing someone else’s clothes

June 3, 2017


Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is so moving..

brudberg said...

I wonder if not there is a girls heart in the old woman's clothes.

Jane Dougherty said...

I'm not sure I have got all the meaning out of this, but I sense a longing for things to have been different.

Beachanny said...

For some reason that I can't articulate, this reminds me of Leonard Cohen's Suzanne. It just an atmosphere, not a meaning. This pulls the sea right into the memory process with both the ebb and flow of love gained and lost. Bits come in and some get lost as is the way of shells. Lovely Annell.

Nosaint said...

I read this as a poem about a friend who has passed away, not sure if I got it as you intended but it did give me some serious feelings. Thanks for sharing this!

R.K. Garon said...

It still reads awesome.

Anonymous said...

The phrase "someone else's clothes" creates such ideas as deception or something irretrievably lost.

Frank Hubeny said...

This sounds like a nice remembrance of an old friend.