Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Did They All

the valentine beyond all seeming
appeared in an afternoon sky:
blue streamers

sun shaped like a heart
and the doves, fluttering.
was anyone wise

or tender, looking up
to see in the clouds slip from
their envelope, this 

message arriving
or did they all
as if they were one flock of birds arising

gaze at their watches
at the same time

mary angela douglas 3 august 2016