so that God will know her
when she appears in The Garden
so that the small birds with flutelike fluttering
will decorate her transparent hand
as if we were in Disneyland
well isn't that Heaven
asked a child in cherry velvet.
It could be I said
and we'll wear dresses the froth
of strawberry ice cream,
wait, I see.
my ghost will have a gem bright
time of it
haunting the people who were a little
diffident in life
polishing their halos
and standing in the light in such a way
that may display
she has come to steal a few scenes back
on the long and the weary track
now turned to pearl...
mary angela douglas 19 october 2017