Sapphire Toes
by Sharon Hudson

    Satisfying an afternoon of people watching
    after spending the morning bonding with
    universal sisters at the nail salon
    discussing the importance of regular maintenance
    of nails and full body massages
    letting the men take care of worldly matters
    it's a mess & they created it anyway
    stepping out in full sun
    watching an orange plane probably headed toward Corpus
    while being here in Dallas with sapphire toes
    like a river finding its bed
    a plan needs the freedom to develop along its best lines
    patient as a lover after WWII
    awaiting her hero's return.

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