White velvet for a winter wedding
Soft as love
The wide skirt billowing out
over a crinoline
from my youthful waist
The scissors made a lovely sound
Swsh swsh swsh
When one day years later
Unexpectedly alone
I cut it into shards

I have “An Unexpected Day Off”, so I’m writing a poem an hour. This one also works with this week’s dverse pub prompt

22 thoughts on “Artifact

  1. Oh damn Xan! So sorry. 😦 Well, unfortunately things don’t always work out. I have been down the aisle three times. The first two didn’t take, but gave me 3 beautiful children. The third has lasted now, 33 years to date.

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