Rings on her Fingers

Rings on her Fingers by Lori Lipsky

She wears rings on three or four fingers
to match the color of her necklace
and earrings, all which coordinate
with her ensemble of the day. Each time
we meet for coffee she wears a different color:
ruby, blue sapphire, emerald, coral, amethyst.
We need no other reason to be friends. The color
takes me home, back with mother, who
wore the prettiest rings and had the kindest smile.