18: January 2018 #07 - A Silver Lining

Authored by Kimberly Gerdjikian

A Silver Lining Looped Around A Pale Finger

by Kimberly Gerdjikian


Sparkling spiral
The butterfly's spine and structure 
Delicately wrapped around this still-growing finger 
A gift given by the undesired
Still, a humble gesture — undenied 
Phthalo hues sucked from the sky 
Exchanged for puddles on cracked stone 
A perfect circle caged a dying tree
Where you decided to give this ring to me