vastexpansion (United States) published:
my nanay gave me her earrings yesterday,
silver hoops and gold swirls
beginning to rust and
lose their shine.
i didn't even know that jewelry
could hold a scent, until i clasped
each one to my ear,
and could smell nanay's shampoo
intertwined with the rusty metal smell
that they naturally held.
the earrings were not my style,
too big and bold for my liking,
but they were nanay's,
and so i loved them.
9 days ago