Hattie Wilcox

Rookie (Raleigh, North Carolina)

Hattie Wilcox Poems

1. Home Inside A Violin 3/17/2012

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Home Inside A Violin

I'm home inside a violin
asleep in the dark hole
until the case is opened
I'm awakened by the squeak
and screech of a 4-year-old's
chubby hand on the bow

swept up next in a brush with a kiss
the swish of hair and strings
the swell, ebb and flow of a virtuoso
the perfumed hair whispers
to the barely-there
strap of a red satin dress

the chop of a hollerer from the hills
the boom of boot stomps
pounding a wood-plank floor
every day loved and cradled
tucked under a chin
against the warmth of skin

hovering above a shoulder
a ...

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