polaroid ii

by Stephanie Kent

I wore my green dress and you pulled
your fingers through my hair as you told me
you had never seen November
in colors like these.

I stood like an evergreen (I
do not change with the months)
and my eyes watched the way the corner of
your mouth moves.

Your subtlety is becoming.
I see you unfolding like
a birdÂ’s wing; I want to be uprooted
with you when you learn to fly.


Posted on 11/20/2007
Copyright © 2022 Stephanie Kent

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Richard Vince on 11/26/07 at 08:35 PM

a while ago i realised that i am deciduous; thank you for an insight into the world of an evergreen. beautiful.

Posted by Carissa Dewey on 11/27/07 at 04:07 AM

I really like the bird imagery, it's very original. vivid metaphors, they seem to stick with me after i've finished reading.

Posted by Amy Manning on 04/15/12 at 01:42 PM

I love the transition from describing something concrete to abstract wants and musings. The narrative style feels so full and intelligent. Thank you for this. And congrats on potd!

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 04/15/12 at 06:02 PM

This a fine POTD! Congrats!

Posted by Richard Vince on 04/15/12 at 09:04 PM

congratulations on POTD. :) i'm so very glad to have been reminded of this and how beautiful it is.

Posted by Kris Mara on 04/15/12 at 11:50 PM

I saw this POTD and had to start with the first piece in this series of yours...this one has the same effect as the previous one and is so full of beautiful and precise imagery...very nice...and very well deserved POTD...

Posted by Frankie Sanchez on 04/16/12 at 10:57 PM

loving this.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 04/17/12 at 01:00 AM

Excellent love poem, Stephanie. Well deserving of the #1 spot!

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