February 06, 2006

touch

my fingers remember
creases in your laughing face
brillo-padded beard

11 Comments:

Blogger Pragmatician said...

this is quite poignant, assuming I understood it correctly.

08:35  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

10 yrs ago I had a beard, but my wife won't let me do it again -- :)

08:22  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Found you through Andrew's blog. Great 'ku!

17:50  
Blogger whitney said...

i have that memory, myself.
this was lovely.

23:13  
Blogger texas haijin said...

good stuff.

06:32  
Blogger Eric said...

very nice.

06:49  
Blogger Aurora said...

As someone who writes 5,098,087 poems about beards, I can relate to this one! Nice write.:)

13:25  
Blogger b1-66er said...

i say it's time for hillbilly choka:

http://bigpoem.blogspot.com/

15:16  
Blogger Shane said...

i see an image of an elderly blind woman thinking back to a lost love

21:24  
Blogger catnapping said...

I loved my husband's face. I can still trace his crows feet. I can still hear him laughing.

10:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

have to tell you that this brings tears to my eyes - this face you describe was the love and joy of my life, dead now for 8 years - but oh, the memories - always laughing he was - thank you

Cassie

12:35  

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