Wednesday, February 04, 2015

These Things Happened, Though You Will Not Believe

these things happened, though you will not believe.
but I am not obligated to tell you what didn't happen.
first, the skies turned green.

the lamps went out when the king died.
the valentine remained unopened.
small birds gathered and then disappeared.

also, the leaves.

these things happened, though you will never see
them in the newspaper.
whole kingdoms disappeared under mounds of flowers.

also the devastated.
rains fell sideways.
gems got tangled up in light.

then it was winter.
then it was winter and you cannot conceive
how long it lasted.

and we left what no longer remained.
and the valentine remained unopened.
and the little birds dissolved.

also, their song.

mary angela douglas 4 february 2015