Thursday, January 02, 2014

It's All Lemon Chiffon

it's all lemon chiffon
she sighed in a fifties dress shop
in a dream.

don't you have any other colours?

something in strawberry pink?
or Cinderella jump-rope-rhyming  green?

you'll see, it's not the frothiness I mind.

the skirts fuller than full moons.
all as they should be.

the sequined, beaded tops that shine

uncompromised as a sweetheart neckline.
I'm just not a lemon drop person

dropping a line or two on forsythia stationary

when there's time to say thank you
for the yellow everything.

it was just what I wanted.


mary angela douglas 2 january 2014