A New Jewellery

they are fashioning a new jewellery

articulated, articulate bones

held together by filigree clasps of hunger and need and longing and loss and hurt and betrayal

and I see them, these girls becoming skin and  bone in darkened rooms, faces lit only by the glow of screens while they make their own filigree connections

discount  their obvious  fragility, these chains are tempered steel

binding, holding fast

holding to a fast when all sanity says – let go

they are fashioning a new jewellery

pearls of wisdom

shared via the silken threads of a world-wide web

learn to chew and spit

hide food in clothing

tell them you ate in school

and I see them, all cheek bones and jutting hips, wrapped in blankets, comforters, self-imposed refugees from the other world, their journeys to no-where made on treadmills and stationary cycles

they are fashioning a new jewellery

where less is always more

and Coco Channels’ words come back to choke us

a choker of deprivation, closing their throats from temptation

deliver us

we are fashioning a new jewellery

I model it well.


About cathi rae

50ish teacher & aspiring writer and parent of a stroppy teenager and carer for a confused bedlington terrier and a small selection of horses who fail to shar emy dressage ambitions. Interested in contemporary fiction but find myself returning to PG Wodehouse when the chips are down View all posts by cathi rae

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