Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Magpie - Remnants

I still have one,
tucked away with
socks
to remember
the victory
I gathered them
all
of
them
the scraps of our love
and put them in
a shoebox
notes you'd left
under my windshield wiper
or my inbox
little yellow reminders
of the time
you cared
snippets of
the wax and wane
of tangled lives
no longer able
to pretend it
wasn't
over
burned them all,
with the shirt which still
held your scent hidden
up in flames, like our
too hot too fast love
I left the ashes
and then
I bought myself
the gloves,
a celebration of letting
it all go.
Now
all that's left
is ashes of memories
and one, lonely glove.

This is a magpie tale.


25 comments:

Everyday Goddess said...

Excellent! I love the image of burning the past.

Mary said...

Oh that's lovely and sad. What a great poem!

Brian Miller said...

oh very nice...if that is what it takes to let go...

House Revivals said...

Great imagery! Excellent. I felt like I could relate to the sadness as well as the victory.
~Amanda

Sioux Roslawski said...

I loved the phrase "too hot too fast." This is a very powerful poem.

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Reflections said...

Lovely tale, too hot too fast, left only the ashes and a single glove as reminders. Nice.

Tess Kincaid said...

Poignant and powerful. Gloves are so personal. I can't bear to part with any of my past pairs

Berowne said...

The wax and wane of tangled lives -- on Post-it notes. Very good.

Helen said...

I had a box like this one, years ago. Now nothing is left. Your Magpie is powerful.

Mama Zen said...

"The wax and wane of tangled lives." Beautiful writing.

H said...

So sad when love is gone. All that promise seeping away like water through sand.

Marilyn said...

This s sad tale of letting go ...but it also tells of moving on ...but not fully.

JeffScape said...

Perhaps it's time for another fire. ;)

Doctor FTSE said...

An appealing write of lost love. Hearts mend!

signed...bkm said...

nice write Tina....I must say I have done exactly this....but memories are not so easily thrown away or burnt...
so glad the new year is here...ready to get writing and ready again...bkm

Sue J said...

Having a small, sacrificial fire is a good way to draw a line under things. Nice Magpie.

Jenny said...

Amazing writing.

Sending you wishes for a 2011 filled with perfect word-crafting, discovery, joy and grace!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Lovely...

Here's hoping you can find a new fire in 2011!!!!

xxoo,

RMW

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

the sad, soulful longing of a lonely glove...like the loon they mate for life

Bee's Blog said...

I did enjoy this

thebeatofmydrum.com said...

This is both sad and beautiful. But the ability to let go does deserve a celebration.

Carrie Burtt said...

Gloves that hold to our hand....and your thoughts of celebrating in letting it all go...this is brilliant! I love this Tina! :-)

Jingle said...

another lovely tale.
happy 2011.

poetpeteet said...

Too hot,too fast
That's why we never do burn
That one last