Wednesday, October 1, 2008

HNT: Your shirt

I still have it.
I didn't mean to keep it this long.
I just needed something to wear to work.
And now it's across the ocean
Like I am.
I really meant to give it back
But somehow never found the time.
That happens a lot
With you and I.
So for the time being
Can we pretend
You didn't know I kept it
Or brought it with me
Or noticed that it
doesn't smell like you any more?
Or that I wear it
When I want to feel like something
From home still embraces me.
Then I can bring it back to you
With me, as well.
If you want it back,
that is.


Amalthea said...

I love what you wrote, it's so interesting how things can be our reminders. How this shirt is your version of a hug from home. Which I'm sure you needed today. Thank you for taking the time to share part of your gorgeous mind and body with us today. That shirt looks pretty damn good on you too I might add.

Merlin said...

Beautiful photo, and interesting story to accompany it. Interesting, isn't it, how inanimate objects can remind one, or even take the place of, absent lovers. Especially objects like this shirt that are so close to you.

Roland Hulme said...

I LOVED that poem. It was brilliant. And, of course, you looked LOVELY in the photo.

Fat Controller said...

Lovely sentiment: Lovely picture.

Southern Sage said...

excellent poem.

The pic is stellar also!!


Wilhelmina Wang said...

People's scent left behind on their clothing...

Definitely done the same thing before, and was disappointed when the smell left.