My friend Mickie (more properly Michelle)
gave me this blue glass dragonfly years ago
when I lived in another house
with my dear husband Andrew.
When we moved here, I hung it up high
in the soft light of the bathroom window
where its glowing beauty evokes
memories of love and friendship –
A woman who lives in another State now.
We see each other sometimes, but seldom.
And the dead man who said that dragonflies
would be the sign that he lives, in a different state.
A 'small stones' group on facebook is currently writing to the prompt, 'describe an item in your bathroom'.