with his Grandfather...]
fizz out bad firecrackers, in the long grass
you who wanted to see some trouble
come to pass
and brought your own flashlights to the camp.to-do.
children who sense you coming
hide under the underpass of God
and let the trucks roll over.
you think it's all clover now
you've got whole worlds
under your thumb and that
we're on the run as if we
were your shadows, retinue.
but you don't view like the birds do
taking in the whole scene.
there's Someone with a heavier footfall
on the way whose keen
to confliscate your bag of tricks
your snaps and wicks
and oh, by far
He's a bigger candle than you are.
mary angela douglas 27 march 2016