Poetry

Elizabeth Smither: Day Breaks in Dressing Gowns

Day breaks in dressing gowns   In your double bed, raised on a little platform your two figures in dressing gowns, backs against the headboard, are sipping cups of tea.   Two dear dressing gowns, one blue, one white their sashes tied, though out of sight. Perhaps your toes are stretching beneath the covers   toes you would recognise if they were stolen away one toe overlapping on the left foot (high heels) the other (male) pristine and soft.   No need for dressing gowns in the summer air one made of towelling, one of poplin but how they dress…

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