Poem #21 – Stamp collection – National/Global Poetry Writing Month 2017

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She was a classic.
Button up suit coat,
skirt length beneath the knee,
hair coifed in a French twist
the color of a fresh croissant.

She sat straight as a stick pin
with her shoulders pulled back
and her chin tilted up and
cocked slightly to the side
as if she were listening to a bird in a tree.

Her eyes had depth,
a depth of good breeding and good schools
yet sparkled friendly in the sunlight.

She looked and smelled like a tea rose,
pale, almost transparent skin,
firm, not saggy or wrinkled
but starched looking like a well pressed shirt
with flattened seems.

She came into the tea shop every Tuesday
not long after the start of my shift.
She always ordered a plain scone
with marmalade
and chamomile tea.
Although she finished her scone,
I never saw her chew
only sip her tea
pausing before
touching the cup to her lips
to listen to that distant bird.

Then she missed a Tuesday
and another Tuesday.
and another Tuesday.
I had missed my chance to know her,
to know  where she grew up,
what was her profession,
and what kind of car she had.
I missed the chance to know
what she pondered over her tea,
if she had children,
and to simply know her name.
I missed the chance to know a classic lady.


About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to “light the gloomy corners of the world.” She writes custom poems life events important to you. Dawn also facilitates writing workshops both online and face-to-face, is a dynamic speaker on inspiration, innovation, change, and healing. Dawn believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her business and her blog are called: create the dawn.
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