he wasn’t interested in diamonds
but wanted to see the lapis lazuli
much to the saleswoman’s frustration
who kept trying to tell him
which was the proper rock
for an engagement ring

the blue the blue vibrant
and gentle was the proper
way to go

bit tongue-in-cheek – if you’re not familiar with Lorca’s plays

when I was lucky
she’d take me with her
and push me around
in the laundry trolley
while the last load
tumbled in the dryer
and everyone else
had gone home

and that’s all I am saying on this topic
for now
which surprises me
since all those years ago
I did write a poem and dared
to leave it in the notebook
for a few days – before
I ripped it out and
burned it

d’verse for Tuesday, March 30th