Make it a double

Color fragments swirling
through the atmosphere
find a way in
to my dreams.

Four white walls
to pink tones.

Like warm stones
on my eyelids,
the rose-colored air
heats my skin.

Still dreaming
I feel the shift.
Still dreaming
I don’t lift.
Still dreaming
stones removed
and replaced with
your kiss.

Layered in blush
I feel your hand
on the small
of my back.
Your left hand
is holding my
right hand toward
the rising sun.

We step forward
and back
and spin
and dip.
We lock eyes
then look away.
Our pace is slow
then fast.
My toes point.
My hips sway.

Our pace quickens
to a fever
when pink hues
seize the rhythm
of the day.

Dance class was particularly hot last night. A “dry heat” yesterday was not. I stopped for an ice-cold drink at a refreshing spot. Then I heated up again with this write. πŸ˜† In other writerly news: our writing workshops have resumed, and my book project is progressing favorably. Thank you for visiting! Be well. πŸ’— Michele

Photos: my images, rainbow yesterday morning (8/9)

Β© 2022 Michele Lee Sefton

68 thoughts on “Make it a double

  1. What a sultry and warm poem Michele my Belle. To capture the layers of amazing colors in the atmosphere and then splash them in the fabric of mellow words is masterfully done my friend. I’ve seen such rainbows, but never any with a backdrop of golden and azure blue hues like this photo of yours! Awesome girlfriend!!! πŸŒˆπŸ€©πŸŒΊπŸ€—πŸ¦‹πŸ₯°πŸ’–

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    1. Oooh la la. Not a bad way to spend the day – floating in a pink haze. The heat and humidity we could all live without, but sultry and warm sound inviting. πŸ’“ It was an amazing sky! A sultry sky one could say. 😁 You say it so well. I marvel at your descriptions. Thank you! πŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸŒˆπŸ’–πŸŒˆπŸ’ƒπŸ» Dance on a rainbow, Kymbelina!

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      1. I’m dancin’ and I know you are too! πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸŽΆπŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸŽ΅πŸ‘―β€β™€οΈ As always thank you for your energy my sweetness! Hugs and smooches!!! πŸ˜πŸ’–πŸ₯°πŸ’‹πŸ˜Š

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    1. I just bought her book, β€˜The Story You Need to Tell…’ I think maybe all my scattered writing about my momma is looking for a home- so to speak. Maybe her book will make sense of some things. ❀️


      1. How wonderful! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts. There is a lot to take in… prompts, stories, research. Thank you for your time and consideration. πŸ™πŸ» I believe Marinella’s book will offer you guidance. Loss of a loved one is a common theme in our workshops, among other life challenges. Best to you. πŸ’—

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      2. Good morning. I started it last night and read the first few chapters. Then, I skipped to Chapter 19- Writing to Heal From Loss. Just read her story about her dad. πŸ’— Mind if I ask what you do in the workshops? Are you a teacher? I saw that they are on Zoom.

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      3. I am thrilled that you are reading the book. πŸ™πŸ» It is the type of book that you can come back to many times. Thank you for asking! The focus of the workshops vary, depending on participant needs and the promoter of the workshop, but they follow a similar routine – participants learn about the research and benefits of narrative therapy, are guided through different writing prompts, and share written pieces in a safe and welcoming environment. Each class typically begins with an engaging poem, read aloud and then time allotted for a written reaction. Workshops last four to six weeks and are offered online. If you have more questions, I would be happy to email you more information. Thanks again, Jessica!


  2. Very fascinating poem β€œMake it a double β€œ and the beautiful mesmerising rainbow 🌈 too πŸŒ·πŸ™πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŒ·
    So lovely written lines to read this whole post βœοΈπŸ‘Œgrace wishes and Happy Thursday (there Wednesday)😊β™₯️

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  3. How wonderful the rhythm of this poem is; I didn’t realize you were still posting on Wednesdays. I’ve got some reading to do. This is a fabulously sensual and divine write. Happy Saturday, Michele. πŸ’–πŸŒ³

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    1. Love your word choice, Jeff! Sometimes I am not able to post on Wednesdays, but the stars have lined up lately. That is very kind, I hope your catching up will be/has been worth your time. 😊 I did feel the spirit of sexy tango, painted in pink, while writing this one! πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ•ΊπŸ» Thank you! πŸ’–πŸŒ³

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      1. I’m glad! Ah, I see, that’s great to know. Oh, I know it will be worth my time. ☺️ Ah, I was wondering about the sexy spirit, and the tango too, that’s awesome! Most welcome, Michele. Always! πŸ’–πŸŒ³

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