Love, Rose

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nanas yellow towels

April 15, 2021

I’ve always loved nanas yellow towels
They smelt sweet of spring 
And soft like unspoken sermons
It felt so cozy wrapped tight 
Around my scrawny bare body 
The mellow nature made me quiet 
And I would whisper through ebony strands 
Of water wrung hair
Still wet with calm nan would curse “my Lord”
At my youthful love for sodden strands 
That would hang over my shoulders
And drip dots of damp on my back
Like speckled buds of light in the coming night
My youngness then seemed exaggerated
As the sun licked yellow reflected on my skin
And the coarse fabric brought colour to my cheeks 
I’d lie on the floor and make a tent of my breath 
With the sun seeping in through minuscule openings 
And freckling my face
The hazy lemon of the towel stilled me 
And I smiled 
Then at my cunning and now at my childhood 
A childhood born on an English hillside -  at a  waistline of happiness 
Far away from the haggard breath and feud-filled faces that now haunt me
this is devoted to my nan and childhood

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7 Comments
  • In Which Yaya Writes

    Review submitted!


    28 days ago
  • In Which Yaya Writes

    Aww, this is so sweet! I love it. Did you show it to your Nana? Great job!

    So, a while back you wrote a review for me, and not I’m returning it! You don’t have to check out my piece (but you can if you want too, hehe). Hopefully it’ll get to you soon!


    28 days ago
  • Nyla

    Awwww this is so well-written and I love how you focus on something as simple as a yellow towel, it makes the whole piece so much more personal. "soft like unspoken sermons" was the most perfect and pleasant description.


    about 1 month ago
  • nolongeractive

    Re: Thank you!!


    about 1 month ago
  • ~rain~

    i'm in awe.... this is gorgeous


    about 1 month ago
  • nolongeractive

    This is just...wow...outstanding.


    about 1 month ago
  • Paisley Blue

    Oh this is absolutely beautiful...


    about 1 month ago