The Details That Are Our Lives

Young woman in a new nail parlor not a loyal nail parlor goer
I try them all my grandmother
went to Helen at the beauty parlor for a thousand years
she’d get everything done on Fridays for Shul
brought her own polish
Cherries in the Snow by Revlon young woman
in a new nail parlor yesterday I tried
a color called Deep Grey for the words
she said her name is Patty now
and then she spelled it so I would remember.

Esther Cohen
Let me tell you why I'm here, and why I hope you'll join me. I am here to poem, to play with words, to tell stories when I can, and to ask you for yours. Words are what I love, how I see, and what I say. Words are how I know my life, and how I find my friends. I'm here to ask you to join me. Right here. To send me your stories, and your poems. And to read mine when you can.

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