Wednesday, July 06, 2016

Somewhere, After Christmas

a clockwork certainty to them was given;
to me so much uncertain room
to build the models of a fairy enterprise

if I could be that wise.
but all from popsicle sticks!
the classroom would exclaim

and I would get the prize
with bright May ribbons attached.
scratch that out.

chocolate cherries would suffice.
or even a nice word or two
on a day of blustery gloom

somewhere, after Christmas.

mary angela douglas 6 july 2016