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She Still Does

by Curtis Sethaler

When she walked into the room
She commanded your attention
Like the clanging of a bell
As a leper entered town
Just like that story in the Bible
That dusty dusty Bible
That sets dormant on your shelf
Like the faith your parents tried to force on you
But you tucked it away in a shoebox
With the Baseball trophies that remind you of being picked last
But that's not what this is about.
She entered the room and
Just like that leper afflicted you
And you’d rather lose a limb that let her out of your sight
She made your blood run cold
And your eyes swell shut
With the smile and the look
Of the sun
She shone like the sun in the heat of the day
And just as intense,
And all these years later,
She still does.

05/01/2017

Posted on 05/11/2017
Copyright © 2017 Curtis Sethaler

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kris Mara on 06/08/17 at 12:32 PM

It's like a fantastic soul portrait...if that makes any sense. I hate to pull out specific lines, but man, these just hit so perfectly "Like the faith your parents tried to force on you But you tucked it away in a shoebox With the Baseball trophies that remind you of being picked last"

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