November 18, 2008

Lost in Paradise (Appeared in Spring `08 Cafe Review)


The afternoon daisy shivers

Wander in the fallen leaves

The wind has winter in its mouth

The stars are mercury rolling

Witness the graves

The children abandoned in paradise

weep among the bulrushes and tares

amidst the star dust,

on the eternal carpet,

at the throne of a man.

1 comment:

Joy Leftow said...

perhaps if janis had written like this she may have been saved.