Sunday, April 19, 2015

"The Kahlil Gibran Quote Written on Burlap that Hung in the Play Room" or "Things My Mother Taught Me"

dirty linen should be washed in public
scrubbing should be an impromptu ballet
stray strands should be measured singly
perfections should be dismantled 

like X's 

or diamonds.

counting should be tedious
the sum of the same
little sisters should be invited
shows should go on
hangings should be hung
words in perfect print should 

burn black, melt

like lemon drops into chromosomes, and
carry us off to college.

daily life should be a seesaw
temples should be teeter totters and when
religion plays Monopoly,
The Prophet should always win.