Saturday, January 03, 2015

Never Forget That If They Want You For Their Play

never forget that if they want you for their play
they will use you as a prop.
be prepared to emulate furniture.

a throw rug or two.
at best, bright curtains in the wind.
engaging you in conversation,

one day you will understand
all your words
are pouring from their lips

gathering a small crowd.
live like the hermits did
on pillars in the wilderness

never speaking outloud.
write poems on the wings of birds.

mary angela douglas 3 january 2015