the blue violet starred skies above
the curb where our house is
how I wish to be standing there still
but as I am now and the same folk
at home when you ring the bell
the dog barks intuited chicken pie smell
or the piano being played for a late lesson
winding it up.
what's on tv most notably old episodes
of the Twilight Zone, sliced peaches on
the TV tray, the salisbury steak frozen dinner
with the apple sauce tasting of English peas.
they're in the next compartment I don't know
how that happens. we could look it up in
the Funk and Wagnalls set on the turquoise shelves
but we never do.
we just keep wondering.
and buttering the Wonder bread.
mary angela douglas 21 april 2016