Bedsheet Memories – A Poem by Leslie Benton


The sky begs for my attention- a
tapestry of color

like stellar vomit, only
beautiful.

The sunset is painted not orange,
but tangerine

and reminds me of the day I
drummed for you.

I long for even a shred of your
bed-sheet

to hold onto to the feel and
smell of you beside me.

I imagine the linens must still
smell of leather and jasmine and love.

Passion. Danger. Bliss. Uncertainty.
And Ignorance.

Oh- the kiss-and-tell secrets
those threads have been holding…

and you’ve left me behind to
remember them alone.

Though waking up is easier with
each passing day

and falling asleep comes faster than
the night before,

on my honor I will love you, from
this life through the next.

I’ll paint us into tangerine
sunsets, the likes of which we won’t forget.

And when I see you on the
horizon, smiling and waiting-

I’ll forget I ever needed those
bed-sheet memories.

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Comment by allen magnuson on August 13, 2012 at 11:27am

I am humbled I dont have a good grasp of words to create like you and I move family that can it insiers me to be created

Comment by Leslie Lou on April 10, 2009 at 7:58pm
Thanks again guys...things are so good right now. I'm in such a positive place and I feel so much love for all of you, from all of you...life is beautiful.

I love you all!
Comment by gratefuldon on April 6, 2009 at 3:10pm
just out of curiosity, have you ever been published, or even attempted to be?
Comment by Good Energy on March 30, 2009 at 12:28am
Beautiful sister! Keep on writin! Much hugs to get you through these trying times sister!!!
Comment by guitar Mikal on March 23, 2009 at 7:26pm
In your photo, you are always smiling.
Comment by Leslie Lou on March 23, 2009 at 5:35pm
Thank you guys. I'll be writing happier poems soon I think. :)
Comment by guitar Mikal on March 23, 2009 at 3:42pm
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Comment by Benny Bear on March 23, 2009 at 1:21pm
Heavy Lu lu .....I love the line "I’ll paint us into tangerine
sunsets, the likes of which we won’t forget." Beautiful and haunting at the same time ......Thanx for sharing .

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