Tuesday, February 6, 2024



You were so small

when you showed me your hands

with your fingernails

painted silver.


How you smiled

so proudly

as I showed you


my toes

to match.


Little dream one, I know this—

your hands

are meant to write me,


my midnights


but ribboned with silver linings.



© 2024 Jennifer Wagner


This prompt at Poets and Storytellers United came at the perfect time.  I recently had this silver-themed dream and had been intending to write a poem about it.


Helen said...

Your poem is beautifully composed and incredibly sweet.

Fireblossom said...

I love it when a dream gifts me the idea for a poem. Sometimes it gifts the poem entire.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Oh, what an absolutely lovely – and unique – take on the prompt!

Ulma Stralis said...

Wonderful poem. Thanks for sharing

Thor said...

Beautiful and clever, I’m always impressed with your work and creativity!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I love this so much. The tender tone, the glittering imagery, the invitation to ride imaginations wagon in style... is a delight. Also, it leaves me wanting to know more.