Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009: On the Street…Summer Chic, Florence


After an hour
Of sitting on the pebbled wall
And watching lunch breaks come and go

I stand and stretch
The backs of my legs bear the stones’
Profiles, my skin bearing the blemishes

Of a hundred rocks
Embedded in concrete. Who is not
Impressionable. I’ve seen women’s shoulders

Dented from years
Of pressure from heavy bra straps;
Fingers permanently slimmed

At the base from a ring’s
Clenched jaw. Gravity,
Experience, encumbrance.

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