Outside of all the comfort required
she became a million times
over hand and foot
watching with eyes wide open
believing the sparrow song
How did she know?
the first time she opened her lungs and released a steady flow of sound
comforting arms and warm milk would sate her need.
She believed without cognizant thought, without empirical evidence.
When love was out of sight, she cooed happily believing love would not leave her side for very long.
When darkness flooded her room a dream swam on the moonbeam light, kissing her into the eve and filling her with the hope of a crisp morning.
When her mother and father spoke of this and that there was not doubt in her mind. She jumped with gleeful belief, hanging upside down on all shared.
Into holes she tangled laces; today was her first day of school. Her mother’s voice travelled down the river of her mind. “My darling heart, you will have fun, you will learn into eternity” her mother taught her about magical rainbows
A wide smile germinated into blossoms, spilling a bouquet into her heart. Today was the first day of school. It would be fun, she believed.
Don’t forget leave the bad seed in your bag and only take the good ones and offer to all.
Break your bread.
Make bosom friends.
Sit down and share your patchwork star quilt.
Beneath the starless sky in the hours of laughter, friends formed. “Do you know on every planet there are children too?” I can’t speak to them but I believe they exist.”
Afternoons were for cruising and adventures. Through a pitch black tunnel, hands held tightly, a song on their lips; we will reach the end and discover a new land. They did. It was the land of aniseed plants and wattle trees that dotted a shallow creek.
Mr Frasier’s blackboard note remains chalked on her mind all these years later.
A scientist’s faith is that an unknown discovery is possible
And despite the crawling bugs of doubt a flutter of hope edged this last line and she finished.