Chalk Art

By Rebecca T. Dickinson

It’s been a year or more

since we colored ourselves

on sidewalks,

a parking lot

and my heart.

You spilled

red wine

before the rain,

and I took

another sip.

You didn’t tell me

there was her,

but you knew there is him.

You brought chalk,



and white sheets.

Run white fingers

through my hair.

I close my eyes.



and May.

Then you spill



and tequila.

You whistle and draw

as I try to recall

a time or myth

when you loved me at all.

 © 2007 by Rebecca T. Dickinson.  All Rights Reserved

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4 thoughts on “Chalk Art

  1. Subhakar Das March 9, 2012 at 4:18 PM Reply

    If words could speak about feelings and feelings past…loved it!

    • rtd14 March 9, 2012 at 4:28 PM Reply

      Thank you very much! I’m usually hesistant nowadays to share my poetry because it is so personal. Thank you for your comment!

  2. GJ Scobie March 9, 2012 at 5:12 PM Reply

    Those last four lines gave me a shiver which I can still feel while typing this. I love this.

    • rtd14 March 9, 2012 at 5:28 PM Reply

      Thank you very much! I’m glad you liked it, and thanks for your comment!

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