this afternoon many leaves fell and there was a sharp wind.
the sharp wind was not famous.
no one knew its name except in nursery rhymes, folktales
an occasional illustration by a child where the clouds outlined
in blue seem to be carried or transfixed
by a blue and stationary wind..
I want to make paper airplanes from the news
and send it all away
and paint the fairy tales into the foreground of
my life my life my life
because today in a singular ray of light
one leaf fell
and it was blazing
mary angela douglas 12 december 2016