Wednesday, December 04, 2013

The Cameo I Have Hidden In My Heart

the cameo I have hidden in my heart
profiles the wind
the wind and the ivory moon

the ivory moon that does not change

and the word fallen into snowdrifts.

the kingdom I have hidden in my

pocket keepsake language:
old rose-gardens tended by the few
who garnered beauty and were not
ashamed of it.

I will fasten my Soul with

a brooch of burgundy and fire

of pearl and the unwavering.
they were noble.

don't you remember?

mary angela douglas 4 december 2013