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Unbuttoned

Tiny glimpse of light
From the corner of my eye. 
Shiny shell-pink on ivory silk
Glinting against the grey carpet.
My favourite blouse 
Unbuttoned, wrinkled, 
In a pile on the floor.
 
Last night fills the room like smoke.
 
I climb out of bed on shaky legs,
Stepping over dirty clothes.
The board creaks in protest,
Fighting the unfolding 
Like my heaving chest. 

With trembling hands, I smooth the silk, 
Ironing out the wrinkles,
Careful not to let the buttons snag.

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  1. Date: 4/18/2013 11:23:00 AM
    And yeah, I try my best to see that my kids grow up happy. We have lots of fun together. I thought ya'll would get a kick outta that avatar...love yours, by the way(that's not a soup flirt or anything...so don't worry bout that..ha) but what can I say?...very easy on the eyes!

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 11:19:00 AM
    My Lord, what did you do the night before?!...haha...none of my business. I think this poem is extremely cool, Heather.

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 5:24:00 AM
    I like the way this is so matter of fact, observant and pushes all the right buttons!

  1. Date: 1/28/2013 4:44:00 PM
    These buttom themed pieces have been so fun to read. Heather, this one is outstanding! Very original- I love your style girly ;) And thanks for stopping by today :)

  1. Date: 1/25/2013 6:44:00 PM
    Unique spin. I am always amazed by the different ideas people come up with. You have done a wonderful job of describing everything.

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 10:35:00 PM
    Girl; this is some poem. It's good and I wish you luck in the contest. Thanks for sharing and also for reading my poem. God bless. Lucilla

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 6:42:00 PM
    I continue to be impressed by your work and this one is no exception; that eighth line stands alone, it is a stunner...I don't know what it is but I've noticed that most of our canadian poets are extremely talented, I think there must be something in the canadian water that produces good writers! :)

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 5:05:00 PM
    wonderful write Heather....best wishes

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 4:20:00 PM
    wow, sounds like a wild night preceded. this was a very inventive way to do the contest, my friend. you rocked it!!!

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 3:57:00 PM
    This is a wonderful entry into Susan's contest! I really enjoyed reading this magnificent poem this evening! What a delightful piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 2:13:00 PM
    Allowing yourself to lose and regain control, a to and fro we all play out. A healthy part of living I think. This is lovely. Thanks.

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 2:08:00 PM
    Sweet and sultry!