Sunday, July 30, 2017

We'll Dress Up In Bon Bon Pink

we'll dress up in bon bon pink
and shuffle again the bird lotto cards
or watch all the neighbors

sprinkling their yards
the flowers drink it all in
it's no sin on a Sunday

to watch tv
if you're homework's done
and you are free

to look out the picture window
when the wind gusts through our
Very Own Pine Trees

to eat grilled cheese from a tv tray

to pray silently.
how easy it is in words to go back
to fix yourself a 1960s snack

and be at ease
remembering your please and thank you
the color of nasturtiums

the taste
of fried chicken Sundays
with English peas.

and iced teas.
pound cake,
with peach ice cream.

mary angela douglas 30 july 2017