Thursday, July 28, 2016

We Built The Perfect Dollhouse

we built the perfect dollhouse
on stilts so the tides couldn't take it
of brick so the winds wouldn't shake it

with spiky bushes so the burglars
would go another way.
a door with a real doorbell

an attic with a semi real ghost
and in the kitchen,
miniscule toast from a retro toaster.

children were there
albeit rather still.
with snowshoes, cherry carcoats

and no bills
came in the mail; no need of pay
not even on a Saturday

with the color tv tuned
to the one felicitous channel.
and even by noon

the plastic ice cream
molded to the plastic spoon.

mary angela douglas 28 july 2016