Thursday, November 10, 2016

"Parting Gift" by Sierra July, Frequent Contributor

Parting Gift
Sierra July

An envelope sat on the windowsill
Corner stamp depicting a heart
Yellowed, wrinkled, unopened still
Thrice threatened being ripped apart

When years of snow began to melt
She dared open it, her hands and mind set
From it uncoiled a silver chain belt
The one she wore when they first met


Poet's Notes: This is a story that came to mind and wound up a poem in rhythm. A tale of putting something off because you're afraid of what you may find, and discovering the thing you feared wasn't worth the stress, was in fact something pleasant. I think many experience this. I just made the example specific.

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