Ancient Adornment

I only wear it because I can’t bear to take it off
When I grasp the steering wheel
When I wash my hands
When I sign my name
I see it, it catches me eye, ruby red with molded silver
Shimmers in the light and reminds me of what was
I only wear my great grandmother’s ring because it’s all that is left
It’s five times my age and I’ll wear it until I die
My skin is russet around the silver, and underneath I glow
Untarnished and protected from harm
When I wait in line
When I get nervous
When I begin to think
I turn it about my finger and clean it with my jersey
It doesn’t really belong with me
But I’ve made it mine
It clings to me, out of my control
I don’t know if I want it, but I can’t bear to take it off

Ancient Adornment

d-faith-k

Wayne, United States

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Another poem I wrote in five minutes in my writing class.
It was due today, and I wrote it as she walked around the room checking…

Inspired by my ring.

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