Saturday, December 06, 2014

Can You Make A Map Of Where You Have Been

can you make a map of where you have been?
I asked myself, half-wondering aloud.
and would have asked the children in the classroom

if they had let me teach after
 I told them about my mystical experiences-
and was immediately disbarred from entering the Teaching Program. o hard of heart and hard to understand.

to those returning to the ghost classrooms, anyway.
take One Big Sheet of Paper.

your best crayons. then...
ah, close your eyes and dream yourself back 
to the hour you found the tigers no one told you about...

draw what you saw.

this time, go back,
your map in hand;
taking the road around them.

mary angela douglas 6 december 2014