I could not wear a moment like a charm
around my neck or wrist.
Jewelry hampers movement, draws attention to itself,
jangling like so much bric-a-brac.
And what if I lose the horseshoe trinket from years ago?
And what would I do when the bracelet ran out of room?
No dangling adornments will weigh me down.
I shift my wedding band from hand
to hand, giving each finger a brief relief.
I remove earrings before sleep,
my dreams buoyed by unseen memories
and lucky moments to come.