of Fear and Intimidation that little children Outloud
ask for directions, caramels, balloons there
unaware or else I've got it backwards and
the sign in Spring pastels reads: Candybox City
and a voice on the line so pretty
in the audio portion of the program says:
oh. welcome children to The Ministry of Pink Clouds.
and you really hope, oh you do. that at least they'll have
light refreshments, a little cake or two
since standing in a queue for groceries
wasn't that productive in the olden days, the golden days
the days beyond recall when you wore your embroidered shawl
to the Ministry of P's and Q's;
what else would you do while the sunset fades...
oh, now it's getting late; I'm off to The Ministry
of While You Wait a one stop shop
where stars come out and sudden skirmishes pop
you know: wars, mere false alarms.
and now they're tarring over-
(what used to be)
The Ministry of Felicity-
mary angela douglas 18 april 2016