national poetry day

today is national poetry day, so open a poetry book and choose to read one poem – it makes you think about other things other than your mundane routine.  i love this simple short poem by Olivia McCannon


You’ve just shaved and you smell of cream

I’m watching you press the metal point

Between buttons, over a collar, into a seam.

When you’ve left, I open the wardrobe quietly

I want to climb in and hang there with your shirts

With my creases, waiting for you to iron them out.

taken from the Penguin’s poems for Love, selected by Laura Barber

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