Saturday, October 27, 2018

This Necklace (Day 647)

She didn’t know what to do 
with this necklace of grief, 
little pearls of sadness, 
added to one by one, 
yellowed by years of wear, 
softened by long sepia days 
of tea, and solitude, and waiting.


(c) 2018, by Hannah Six

Image: The Pearl Necklace (1905), 
by Henry Tonks, oil on canvas

This poem was inspired by Marguerite Duras’ novel, The Lover