Spools of Thread

.
ow many
spinning turns will
it take to mark the times you
let words slip out of your mouth

before

you had a chance to soften

……their blow?

How many spools of thread
will it take for everyone to
stop saying:  I told you so.

How many colors of silken string
does it take to wrap up the soft
words you whispered so low no
one heard them, not even the
Beloved.

How many times did you
think, how many times,
did you,

think?

* * * * *

Gisele Vincent-Page lives in Canada and is the author of Strolling Down Heaven’s Gate, a compilation of prose and poetry relating to her 28 years of living with HIV. She has received the Poet of the Week  award on two occasions on Super Poetry Highway. Her poems have been published in Mused; Bella online; Poetry Soup; all things girl, Fanstory; allpoetry.com; Author’s Den; received the Poet of the Month award from The Writing Forum.  The Body HIV/AIDs Newsletter has also published one of her poems. She has written blogs for the websiteA Girl Like Me (AGLM).

Her contributions to Snake-Oil Cure can be found here.

Her previous contributions to Snake-Oil Cure can be found here.

Leave a comment

1 Comment

  1. Dr. Hurley’s Digest: Vol. II, Week 10 « Dr. Hurley's Snake-Oil Cure

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: