the swish of my skirt’s soft fabric
against my ankles
black translucent cloth flowing behind
threads catch upon the rough concrete
as my uneven gait
from old worn sandals
clips and slides along the sidewalk
a cool breeze
softly strokes my hair
like a lover’s caress
my dark reflection
moves aside as the door swings slowly
open, then closes
Does that other me follow me inside with her dark gaze?
Saturday, November 10th, the Massillon Library’s Local Author Fair will feature several Ohio authors between 11am and 2pm. I will be reading from my work about 11:30. Please stop by and find out about the writers in your community. I hope to see you there!