Thursday, November 13, 2014
Remember To Save The Breadcrumbs Out
[in memory of my mother
and of the earth's greatest storyteller, Ray Bradbury]
remember to save the breadcrumbs out
in case of real emergencies
whenever the moonlight vanishes
and then, reappears
she said, softly and was gone.
or cup the sun in your hands
one warm July for years
and take it home
even if they all laugh at you for it.
hard winter comes on fast
in every clime and the
fairytale chime can't last
unless you believe it can.
a pantry full of stars, of blueprints
of a home on Mars decorated for Christmas
full your heart as full of stories
as God, at least, try, won't you?
sweet joy in everyday holidays,
mary angela douglas 13 november 2014