begin again

 

 

 

 

 

 

“i don’t pay attention to the
world ending.
it has ended for me
many times
and began again in the morning.”

~ Nayyirah Waheed

 

 

 

 

 

*****

 

 

 

 

she once made me a rag doll
with a mop of yellow yarn hair

 

 

 

 

 

spring cleaning

 

 

 

 

she lays it on her bed
runs her fingers over the delicate spring flowers
fresh
new
sparkling
green and gold
in the warm sun

 

while driving to the Salvation Army

she imagines

autumn

will be a better fit

 

 

 

 

 

 

disclosure

 

 

 

 

 

I’m a thief in the night
undercover
I steal secrets

 

 

 

 

betwixt

 

 

 

 

 

 (Mozart claims he does not know who chewed those leaves)