Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Why Is It

why is it when you watch for the mail
it never comes

when you look for a silver thing
you find a golden thing instead
you forgot was lost in the first place

when you read the directions twice
for the test
you still wonder later if you

should have changed your answer
on Question 3
when you think you know

how everything works
suddenly it all stops working
when you think you're walking

on solid ground
you find the sink hole, the lost silver thing
the way things used to happen

the fairytale paperback with the last page gone
but it's free
and you are too

to make up the ending yourself

mary angela douglas 22 march 2016