Friday, February 14, 2014

The Things They Think You Ought to Know

the things they think you ought to know
could fill a room of any size with
cloudbanks holding back the lies
they'll tell when you're not in the room

but you walk under a yellow moon
in a landscape of primary colours
and only hear the crystal angels.

fee simple what is owed and
fait accompli feeling more alone
ragtag mornings in school halls
are raveling still; who cares.
there's still a beauty everywhere
unravaged and

some of the sparkle won't wear off the starlight
in your mind and in your mind, walking away
from them still you'll start
mixing the yellows and blues
into the greenest day where
they won't find you

mary angela douglas 15 february 2014