Tuesday, July 31, 2007

We Will Not Be Lured From These Bright Paths

we will not be lured from these bright paths

when faux rose windows begin
to gleam

warring factions will scatter their push pins

over the map of no known counties

birds from fairytale
regions will start to sing,

all other things being equal in the castle

finding their
long-imperiled music unaffacted

and the princess will no longer be
forced to spin straw into straw

and call it golden

mary angela douglas 3 may 2005