Friday, November 18, 2016

And If You Need Rest

and if you need rest there is the story
of the thumb sized little girl and
she slept in her cradle

under a roseleaf said Hans Andersen
and the tears of the child subsided
and did it blow off in the night,

the roseleaf inquired the child
oh no. the winds were kind and
did not stir it, so think of this.

when you are worried that the
moon can't kiss the sun or
there's too much homework to be

done or your shoes become untied
every time on the sidewalk
and everyone sees

oh just believe
it could be you
under the roseleaf

fast asleep
and your mother, singing to you...

mary angela douglas 19 november 2016