Thursday, July 07, 2016

This Is The Tale Where The Fire Won't Burn

this is the tale where the fire won't burn
the rain won't quench
the rose won't bloom

the piano won't tune
the cat won't sing
the bell won't ring

the heart won't beat
the feet aren't fleet
the hands are stilled

to work their will.
the kettle sighs
at all the lies

the tea won't brew
there is no cue
the stage is dark

the play departs.

mary angela douglas 7 july 2016