Poem of the Week: The Blanket Lady

Sheryl L. Nelms, Member at Large, Clyde, TX
she unwraps herself
from her stack
of blankets
folds each over
her left arm
and hobbles
into the Fort Worth Federal Building
in fifteen minutes
she shuffles back
out into the cold
standing on the steep steps
she rewraps
a blue one circles her waist
protecting her legs
a green one wraps around her shoulders
and a pink one lops over her arm
for her to sit on



  1. I enjoyed your poem. Very visual and evoked in me an empathy for her. Would make a dynamic painting!

  2. so poignant. love the imagery

  3. Charlene Holloway says:

    Beautiful !!❤!! Great expression! Well written!