The day wore your smile today
She crawled up on me to remind me of why I fell for you
What a beautiful serpent she was
She wore your scent
that every blow from the wind led me to my home that is in you
only you won't let me in
so I slid the letter chanting my remorse under your door
She wore your big arms
that I ran to her, banged my broken self against her bosom
only she didn't hold me the way that you do
so I crumbled at her watch
She spoke in tones that resembled your voice
that I left a million voice notes on your recorder
hoping you'd dial my number even by mistake
The day wore your smile today

© S Phohleli 2012