if you die,

let me keep a

favorite piece of

your worn clothing

to hang in guest closet,

or lay folded in deep drawer

when i’m lonely, i will pull it

out to touch a precious memory

cuddle softly round my neck

bury face in warm texture

dampen with my tears

smell your love

once again.



33 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ava Hypatia
    Jan 08, 2016 @ 15:05:35

    Lovely, thank you.


  2. Linda Kruschke
    Jan 07, 2016 @ 13:48:23

    I still have jackets from my dad that probably have his scent on them, but the shirts that belonged to my mom got washed so I could wear them. I really like the format and progression of this poem. It’s very heartwarming. Peace, Linda


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