Hugged my knees up close to my silvery stretch marked breasts.
I shut my eyes & inhaled the sunshine.
Felt its heat pour into my lungs
& swim out on my breath.
I thought of you.
Then I opened my eyes and looked around.
I looked down at where I was.
The steps made of broken rotting slabs with their rusted nails protruding.
The white paint scraped off in most places.
The splinters jutting out to & fro.
What are you doing today?
Probably what you do every day.
Put the clothes in the washer &
think of me.
Wash the dishes in the sink &
talk to me.
Sweep the floors &
laugh with me.
I close my eyes again & inhale the sunshine.
With Love & Delicious Nails in Broken Steps,