Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Teakettle Rosily Sings On The Hob And Dreams

your teacup balanced on the edge
of the fantastic tea party
only just beginning

will you lose your balance
plunging past the cakes,
the creamed filled,

the ones with plum icing
will they find your manner nice
will you be coasting down

the sugared slopes, the gumdrop spiced
of childhood hopes
your whole life long

and keep alive
your teacup songs
no matter how

you may feel wronged
by the dreamless worlds
around you?

mary angela douglas 24 november 2016