Tuesday February 13, 2018
Teachable Moment, 1986
My finger traces the freckles on her thighs and
in between the places there are no windows
there is no bright.
Red jacket and long johns and beeswax on the sheets
and white sage and kettle singing and cat curled at our feet
and Marvin Gaye record spinning and spinning
Muck out to the pottery studio
out beyond the outhouse.
The reassurance of snow.
The dependability of sun breaking through cloud cover after weeks.
Drinking black coffee out of chipped pottery.
Eating honey by the spoonful.
Keeping warm by the space heater.
Hands learning a new language
your hair dirty and perfect