|San Miguel de Allende at Sunset (Adam Ive at Goista.com)|
I remember the first time
I wore earrings: small pearls
given by a grandmother
I never knew.
I used to change my earrings
to match the moment.
Today, I wear earrings that are
forgettable, that I can sleep in
But I keep my jewelry
in an old Japanese box of carved mahogany
filled with mementos,
these keepsakes of travels here and there,
friendships, and gifts from my love:
tiny frogs or silver medallions,
dangling with turquoise and amythyst,
found in a small jeweler's shop
on a sidestreet in San Miguel de Allende.
Just for today, I shall wear these vintage
earrings from Mexico. They remind me
of a time long ago,
when we sat out on the roof,
before us, the lights of a small town,
overhead the stars,
and you beside me.
|Vintage earrings, |
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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