A Moment in a Mirror

A Moment in a Mirror

A Poem by Erin Sky
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Lacy seemed to think this a little risqué - so I gave it a teen audience flag

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Live as though your world was ended

   hanging around your ankles like last week’s unwashed jeans

     with holes in the thighs and embarrassing places

 

The trotted shoes are still tongue-tied, red socks

   sag higher than the jeans,

     and your feet are sweating

 

Corduroy and black, unbuttoned

   off one shoulder (the left sleeve undone)

     Skin shows, alive and breathing

 

The little strands frame your sweet face

   Your kitty legs in red socks

     and unbuttoned shirt

 

You smile, safe, frothy denim ponds

   black cloth-y cliffs, female soil

     hanging around for peace and contemplation

© 2008 Erin Sky


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Added on February 26, 2008

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Erin Sky
Erin Sky

Ithilien, Gondor



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I hear I'm a bit cryptic, for all my loquacity; I talk too much, due to all I need to say; I am Gemini, and astrology is bollocks; I'm narcissistic, and hate myself for it; I dwell in irony, in the ra.. more..

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