stuffing it into an old jacket until later
he got on
before and after Wendy came along.
though only her stitches were neat enough
perfect as a poem in moonlight
cast in mystery
you don't see embroidery like that
nowadays I'm tempted to say.
there I said it.
lending credence to the story.
Mr. Barrie, looking down in Glory
where there are no shadows now
we hope you are young there too
you and Mr. Pan.
in your Neverlands.
mary angela douglas 24 july 2017