Just standing here,
Watching you,
Whispers yet again,

How you
Beautiful woman,

Convey the ordinary…

To the extraordinary.

In our bathroom,
On another nondescript
Saturday morning,

Sun streaming through
The slats of the blinds…

Spotlighting you,

Standing in front
Of your mirror,
Teasing your waves
Of mahogany hair,

Covered only
In one of
My old t-shirts…

Your night-clothes.

I envy that cloth,
And how
It so intimately
Drapes your figure.

One shoulder bared,
To my wonting eyes,

So strong,
So confident in yourself.

Compelling me
To want you
All the more.

But you’re so focused
On the task at hand,
Taming the curls,
A mind of its own.

And in that moment,
You stole my heart

That simple cloth.

But so soft.

That unassuming garment,
Enrobing your seductive figure,
Speaking so loudly
To my most basic instincts,

Looking like a goddess
Just there…

Just there,
In the bareness,
And simplicity,

Her kingdom,

And commanding…


On anyone else,
That old t-shirt,
A simple fabric
Of woven cotton…

But on you

Gracing your elegance,

A raiment,

And like everything else
In your life,

Transformed to a dream
Of beauty and silk.

© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

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45 thoughts on “Raiment

    1. Thank you Dorothy!!! Glad you liked it!!!

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  1. The power of that cloth and the sensuality of the whole situation are beautifully worded, Bill.

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    1. Thank you Marta! I so very much appreciate your thoughts. Guess I was trying to make the point that it’s the person, the human being, that is and should be the center of attention. That person’s natural, innate beauty frames the entire moment…and nothing else really matters. At least, that’s the way I see it. 🙂

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      1. Yes, I understand your point, and it is not only beautifully expressed but also deeply honest. We women fear to be just loved for our external beauty. But what happens when we are no longer young and beautiful sexually speaking? Will we still be loved by men for our inner beauty of mind and soul? I so relate to Lana Del Rey’s songs.

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      2. Just right Marta! That love of the inner beauty of mind and soul must take center stage…always!

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      3. Lana Del Rey: “Will you still love when I am no longer young and beautiful?” https://youtu.be/o_1aF54DO60

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      4. And the video so perfectly makes the point. Thank you for sharing it!

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      5. You are welcome. I so love your poems and Lana Del Rey’s songs!

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      6. Thank you Marta!! The feeling is mutual!!

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  2. Bill you wrote it so passionately and sensuously, so much longing and the old t-shirt and mahogany hair….transfused ordinare with extra and weaved a poem echoing an intense desire. I loved it very much, it stirred something inside me. Fine work!

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    1. Thank you Tanya!! I just had this picture of how a beautiful woman can transform the ordinary, into something completely extraordinary. It’s the person that really matters, and nothing else. 🙂

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      1. Totally agree it’s the inner beauty that shines through!

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      2. But despite your epic verses glorifying inner beauty, I shall still take long walks to sephora cosmetics!!, a world without red lipsticks and heels 👠 I shall never let that happen come what may ur verses or even global warming! 😊

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      3. I’ve sent you a link of blooming flower tea it can actually enhance ur inner beauty by detoxifying! Ironic isn’t

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      4. Thank you!!! I’ll look for it!! And yes…ironic. 🙂

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  3. Nicely done! Very descriptive. Great writing as usual !! 😊

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    1. So much appreciate your comments Jamie! Just trying to capture the picture that I had in my mind, and get those words out of me. They just have to come out…don’t they? So glad that you liked it! 🙂

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      1. I know what you mean. I’ve been trying to write more descriptive scenes in my writing lately. Its a lot of fun! Its pretty awesome to bring life to a thought!!
        Great writing!! 😊

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      2. Precisely!! Seems to me that we both get a lot of joy from setting free those words. Let’s keep doing so…bringing those thoughts to life! It is fun, and satisfying. 🙂

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  4. This is just breathtaking, Bill!! Really beautiful piece, my friend! You’re on a roll! 😊

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    1. Thank you Brandi!!! I’m so glad you liked it!!! :-):-)!!

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      1. I did! And you are very welcome!!

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    1. Thank so much Tara!! So pleased that you enjoyed it!!!

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  5. There is an energy of the sacred and transcendent on this one. I saw an older couple who radiated this type of expression. I don’t think it ever gets dull when you truly love someone. Great imagery.

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    1. Just right Maria…just right. Thank you so much for the comments!!

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  6. You have so much talent Bill, you weave a tale with emotion; this was truly beautiful xx

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    1. That is so very kind of you to say! Thank you so much!

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    1. One of my many deep-seated character flaws. 🙂


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