“Your Violet Hair Ribbon” by Stephen Page
Last night you slept with your head on my chest,
My nose in your hair.
While I dozed the violet ribbon upon my wrist
Broke and fell off. This morning I searched for it
But could not find it, anywhere. I tied a new one
To my ankle. Hid another in my journal cover.
Did you have the same dream I did last night,
You with your head on your husband’s chest,
My wife with hers on mine?
madswirl editor’s note: A ribbon of deception; identities mistaken, lovers mismatched. So hard to awaken… – mh clay
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