Boy with Pearl Earring

NaPoWriMo Day 12 and it’s Saturday so I’ve started early before going out for a long walk to get some fresh air and hopefully more inspiration. Today’s poem is called Boy with Pearl Earring.

Boy with Pearl Earring

For three mornings now

you’ve passed us by

tight leather jacket;

hair perfectly set;

scarf meticulously wrapped

to frame a face,

perfectly ordinary

if it were not for the eyes

thick with black liner

and a single pearl dangling

from your left ear.

You do not see us,

the sea of grey

moving towards you

but we see you.

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