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The Appearance of Fragile

Say fragile, softly on my ear;
With care and lovely delicacy
A glimpse of Robin’s egg blue
Nested in the fine and discarded
Twigs, grasses, bits of trash
Formed into a womb under
The eave or leafy branch

Hear fragile gently from lips
In kindness and due regard
The thought of blown glass
Twirling patterns of light
Dangling as ornaments
Snowflakes and stars
Amongst the boughs of fir

Feel fragile gracefully placed
Through the airy light waves
A memory of a feather’s touch
Light graze upon the skin
Gliding into almost tickles
Chills and holding a breath
Under night’s downy cover

Know fragile, moving in firm belief
A house of cards deck upon deck
The spiders web touched in
Morning’s dew stretched taut
The heart waiting for her love’s return
Will not break when irreverent
Only disregard he shows


When sleep is broken
By undisclosed memories
Haunting a tepid brain
To wakefulness, watchfulness
And the moon plays host
Somewhere other than my window
The stars dancing, shimmering
In another wide awake sky
The heart will ache for slumber’s
Protective cover, while
Summer’s sultry song leaves
Bare a body longing for
The promise in the
Movement from even
The slightest breeze
To cool this soul’s skin