Designs on Poetry.

Water_witch-2by Abigael04 Oct 2014

My first hesitant poem
was heavy and clumsy
an ostentatious embroidered cloak.

the next poems
were chiffon, floaty, dressy
things with very little real substance.

until I learned to cut,
and marry ideas to design
measuring words with care to fit form

sleek like a second skin
each lean vision embodied
choice words aim at a poetic couture.