Shawn L. Bird

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poem-sweater March 13, 2017

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 1:21 pm
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I found your cardigan

and held it close

searching for the sensation of your arms.

I gathered up the folds

and held it to my nose

searching for the scent of you.

You’ve been gone too long.

Instead of holding memories


it’s just a sweater

you once wore.



12 Responses to “poem-sweater”

  1. magarisa Says:

    Poignancy expressed so simply and clearly.

  2. Jim Stewart Says:

    Yes. A lovely description of the transition. Thanks.

  3. I once carried my wife’s pink bathrobe around, like a binky.

  4. drbpoems Says:

    Ha, been there, bought the t-shirt, kept the t-shirt, didn’t wash the t-shirt…..

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