just sometimes

just sometimes

A Poem by Lydia Shutter


artwork by christiane vleugels

these days
my life runs slower
than my nylons used to
way back when dressing for the day
meant more than shorts and a tank top
words are hidden behind my mask 
and thoughts woven like an almond cake crust
i do remember though
and sometimes
just sometimes
i reach out for you
like my morning cup of coffee 
needing to share it all with you
and still surprised to find you are gone

© 2020 Lydia Shutter


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some things really do get so ingrained in us we reflexively reach for them even when they are long since passed:( This is so truly a sweet reflection... a bit sad yes, but endearing at the same time. Im raising my last cup of morning coffee to you O'Lydia:)

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

Awww, thank you, Robert. These days of covid have made me a bit melancholy for the good ole bad ole.. read more



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Poignant words couched in familiar terms like nylons running. How we reach for those who are the memories that made us.

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Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

Thanks so much, Ken. Lydi**
we reach out over time and distance in longing memories ... i have so many it seems ... some people are simply not meant to let go of perhaps ... i think you poem has strong scene setting ... is very relatable and emotive ... i can see her in grey mist ... no concrete room nor furniture necessary .. creative imagery says i .. especially delighted by the almond cake crust ... woven .. steamy and aromatic ... the nylons are the cats meow ma'am ... i was in love with the Genesee Beer Girl :) She wore black fish net stockings that captured me heart and soul growing up in Up State NY. .... thanks for sharing Lydia .. i feel wistful and sad ... but comfortable in remembering lost loves
E.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

Thank you so much, E. Lydi**
When someone becomes so much a part of us and our life, their absence doesn't register or perhaps we just don't want to let go of something so dear. The void is deep and it seems to suck away all the great times, leaving little reason to dress up for the world outside. A beautiful poem, dear Ms. Lydi.

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Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

Thank you, Pestonjee. I appreciate your review. Lydi**
AJNJ

1 Month Ago

It's such a pleasure always....🌹
Fabulous opening Lydi**. I too can remember the runs in nylon stockings. Quite a way back and held up by suspenders that always seemed to drive men wild :) I can also remember the age it would take to get ready for a date. Much more comfortable these days dressing down. Felt the nostalgia here and the loss too. Could be your mum you are missing over your morning coffee. Lovely work and stunning artwork. Oh to look like her :)

Chris

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

Garters and stockings....oh yes, I remember. Also remember the indentation they made on the thighs!.. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Month Ago

Oh my you've just reminded me how uncomfortable suspenders were, all those indentations on young fle.. read more
Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

But we made it, didn't we? LOL
Yes indeedy Lydi, you built this one so beautifully and subtly, that I barely noticed the cliff edge at the end until I'd fallen over it.
I can certainly relate to the not worth getting dressed to impress for one, I spend most of my home life in pyjamas and even making an effort means wearing my least creased clothes. My clothing sense wouldn't impress a down and out, comfort over class every time.
Yet we all can stumble over the edge when the reverie is replaced by realisation that they are indeed gone.
That cliff should have a safety net erected around it.
Beautiful, fragile words that truly made me stop and think of all those gone.

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

Over the cliff? OH MY....so sorry my words pushed you! I do have insurance! :) Thank you very mu.. read more
Lorry

1 Month Ago

You're very welcome Lydi. 😀
dear Lydi... your Art is stunning... and your nylon hose running...
Even though someone is gone... we will reach out to share a
cup of coffee. A sacred spot where solitude is prelude to
a song in our heart. You are gifted with a brush that paints
life in colors that blend with skies that smile on cherished moments.
tenderly, Pat


Posted 1 Month Ago


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Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

Pat your reviews are always special to me. Thank you so much. Lydi**
"my life runs slower than my nylons used to"
as we get older we get more casual in our appearance...we don't try to please as much...but we still remember those with whom we shared that old caring.
one of my favorites from you.
please save a slice of that almond cake...
j.

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Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

:) that almond cake was my mom's specialty. I have tried to recreate it, but it never tastes the s.. read more
I do sometimes miss getting all dressed up to go to work. I miss seeing my whole family, beyond my "bubble". I miss hugs.
It seems like now we talk about BEFORE the pandemic when things were "normal".
On some level I'm glad that those who I have lost more recently passed before the pandemic with family by their side. Not alone. Much as i miss them...

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

Yes, Ana...just heard from a friend of mine who has not been permitted to see her mom in the assiste.. read more
Ana Papaya

1 Month Ago

Yes, it's very tragic. :(
You're welcome Lydi, always nice to pop in on you and your words.

.......... this is both beautiful and sad Lydi** .. I dont know how ya do it, but ya do it ..

crafting consistently great little works of art like this is no easy thing and I take my hat off to you yet again :)

.......... Neville

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

Thanks, Neville....any freckles on that scalp of yours? LOL Lydi**
Neville

1 Month Ago


............. Nah, none on me head :)
That morning cup-a, with or without, is always a special reach for
and another beautiful piece of artwork
Quality poetics combined with an eye for art
very nicely done

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

I'm lost....Clint Eastwood?
Dave Brown

1 Month Ago

I am pretty sure, one of your artists offerings is a portrait painting of Clint Eastwood
At l.. read more
Lydia Shutter

1 Month Ago

Ohhhh, yes. This artist has done portraits of so many celebrities. The one of Meg Ryan and the one.. read more

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