blanket from the thrift

the woman almost gave it to me

for next to nothing

because I liked the texture

the pattern

tho’ my girl hated

the colours

heft & hues

the itchy loose fibres

the pattern

but I bought it anyway

as you do

as an independent sort

of person

at home I flung it in the washer

& being a sunny afternoon

hung it in the air to dry

as we sat in easy chairs

drinking wine & talking

& I started to notice

fibres strands tufts

gently blowing away

so much so I had concerns

there may soon be nothing left

& my girl bless

did her best

looked away

never once said

I told you so

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