Monday, October 14, 2013

I Never Pretended, A Fairy Godmother Said

I never pretended, a fairy godmother said.
someone's, perhaps yours.
it's all golden anyway

everywhere you're in the light.
look carefully, and not just for the dust.
motes can be apokes and spokes can turn

in a golden twinkling and now
we are getting somewhere
and if your gown is merely blue stand

under a rose window or two in a shaft of light
at least it will turn lavender, then, and closer to
the regal side of things..
and don't complain the pumpkin's heavy on

the vine or that there's not enough time
when time is all around you golden to be spent
if only you could see rain falls through the hole

in the garret
jeweling the cobwebs suddenly

that's all there is to it, really.

mary angela douglas 14 october 2013