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Old Clothes

I wake up adorned in the raiment of grief
An old coat finishes the ensemble
Patched and threadbare in all of the usual places

The pockets often seem full
with memories and images of the ones I’ve lost
My familiar acquaintance, regret, is usually there too,
avoiding the holes in the fabric time tries to put there

Despite appearances to the contrary,
the coat has been very well made
by all of the tailors no longer here

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I enjoyed your poem very much. It had a great ending. It was very nicely structured and flowed well. Thanks for sharing.

Love and light. Namaste.

Thanks T! Really appreciate the visit and your thoughts on this piece.


Michael Anthony

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As the years build we can't help but wear the grief of those who have left. Good metaphor using the suit.

Thanks Scrib!

Michael Anthony

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a fine tailor! He knows just where to put the patches and uses a fine, strong thread to sew up the holes in your pockets of regret. We sometimes fail to see the beauty in an old worn coat, I relish the memories that are stuffed in those pockets and the smell from old friendships, wood chips, and the smoke from a campfire, maybe even the scent of those pines we sat under. Good work! ~ Gee.

It seems that the days and hours that people
are available for chatroom are staggered and
not a good match for most everyone. How about
if everyone just shows up at the door, whenever
they have a few free minutes?

Thanks Geez! After writing this I don't want to toss any old coats - LOL!


Michael Anthony

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very wistful write. great nostalgia here. made me feel humble. thank you.

*hugs, Cat


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Very flattered by your comments C! Thank you for stopping by on this one.


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