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Your Valentino

written by: Cristina Munoz



who i was before is smiling
from inside old picture frames
hanging high on your stairway wall
watching a slightly older imposter
going up and down your steps
i don't know if i can do it
give away your colourful clothes
not when your bedroom alone
smells strongly of your perfume
as if you'll walk in any moment
discover me kneeling, inhaling in
a designer shirt you always wore

i miss you so desperately
this pain is the fabric absorbing
griefs unstitched tears falling
splashing tiny damp circles
staining through your silky collar
gripped tight against my damp face
growing wider now, darkening deeply
the longer i stay on my knees

you're everywhere here mama
so no i won't clear out your wardrobe
bursting with immortal memories of you
not today instead i will proudly wear
your favourite charcoal black Valentino
until the still lingering scent
of your Chanel No 5
fades from my skin

Cristina Munoz

Cristina Munoz

Cristina Munoz is working on her first collection of prose poetry in Woodend, Australia. Her poetry was first played on air throughout Australia and included in "WORD UP An Anthology Of Youth Poetry" as part of a Youth Poetry Competition held by Triple J and the ABC. Since then she has had poems published in 'Poetry Australia". Cristina has a passionate love of music which fuels her poetry and has had album reviews for various alternative bands published in Beat Magazine. She is currently dedicated to the sound of women in alternative pop and rock by writing album reviews and music musings as she manages SoundOfWomen.com
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