A dress handcrafted through many days.
Stars strung like crystals
reveal shades of white.

Jeans bleached within an inch of life.
T-shirt proudly displays
a swiss cheese tiger.

He stands on one side,
She on the other.
Invisibly the wall
remains between them.

Hands move for words before a heart.
Replies given in silence
concealing the tiger.

His hand held flat against the wall.
Her hand to match
touch without touching.

He stands before the glass,
Hand made into fist.
The wall reflecting
broken the tiger.

A dress handcrafted through many days – copyright © 1998 by keith d. jones – all rights reserved
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