Saturday, December 11, 2010


This was my very first Oneshotwednesday post.  I posted it on the tumblr site and got some very kind comments on it. I've always liked it for sentimental...clearly...reasons. I am posting again in an effort to have all my oneshot posts in one place for my own reference. The pity is I don't remember what I posted on the two or three weeks after this before I moved to a new blog.

Inception (c) Gay Reiser Cannon * All Rights Reserved

you fade only slightly with time
not like blue jeans

turning soft and
then threadbare

you fade only slightly in intensity
and then you POP back like polyester

lasting longer than the universe
bright-- catching the sun

cheap-- sometimes tacky
but forever

Little shiny spots show wear
but overall you stay the same

I’d like to give you to Goodwill
but I don’t think it’s possible

you’re too difficult to repair and resell
they wouldn't know

what to do with you


© Gay Reiser Cannon All Rights Reserved 


  1. you fade only slightly with time, wonderful post!

  2. This one really resonates. Fine picture of the past which, after all, can't be lost or given away. Good luck with organizing all your one shots, Gay. Not as easy keeping them in cyberspace as in a notebook, eh?

  3. elegant...
    well done.
    love your talent here.
    keep it up.


    Happy Wednesday!
    Welcome link in a poem to our potluck today.
    Your talent rocks…
    Keep sharing, stay blessed…

    we are open and hope to see your contribution,
    old poems are welcome.

  5. You had me with the tittle, I love blue and if something is forever blue that's very good by me! "you’re too difficult to repair and resell" Is what i like here, made me think of few things. Thanks for visiting my blog!


    I wonder if you are interested in poets rally,
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  7. I love this one. I have known some 'foreverblues'. Lovely imagery. Such an imaginative use of metaphor.

  8. And how I love your Forever Blue too! A very nice write. Thank you for stopping by.