Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Anchored in Cruz Bay

Gems on display: massive, gleaming,
multi-faceted emeralds, sapphires, rubies,
diamonds and diamonds aplenty. On nearly
every female hand aship, and on some men too.
I love my delicate, modest Edwardian-styled
white-gold ring, and my even more modest
(to the point of being nearly invisible) sapphire.
I'm in observation mode, the poet-spy,
constantly taking notes. So many fellow-passengers
are glazed, polished, pressed, tucked.
At times I feel unsewn, my selvages a bit raw.
Cut on the bias. Hem undone. Au naturel.
The Renton coming out in me. Alas.

1 comment:

  1. T and P,
    please don't loose your northwest style, or should I say your upland brandon street and redmond style. keep hold of what life is really about.
    thinking of you both daily. loving your post. have you hug my nina marie yet?
    xooxoxox's pam