Sunday, February 19, 2017

Poem: My Glorious Jacket



My life is like a patchwork jacket
made of mismatched fabrics,
fastened with found buttons.
It lacks style, but it is warm, it is mine,
and it is full of color and contrast.

May I tell you my favorite part?
The pockets!
There is one that zips,
two have button flaps,
one is tied with a green velvet ribbon,
and each of them holds a treasure;
a small sparkling stone, a blue marble,
the feather from a Mockingbird,
a note from a friend.

And there is this:
pinned to the lining
is a tiny, silver bell
which rings as I walk.




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