one fine fall day

One fine fall day,
When I was wee
Stepped off the bus
just glad to be

school-free.

Skipped and fluttered
I to the door.
The handle turned,
But can’t push in
Through crackly scatters on the floor.

What

is

all

this

for?

Don’t come in!
My mother yelled
There’s paper everywhere!
WAIT!! W h a t ’s t h i s?
Mother Dear?
I SIMPLY MUST BE THERE!

I’m up to my eyeballs in this work,
No time to snack,
No time to cook.
Maybe grill cheese
Maybe corn flakes
I have to finish-
Whatever it takes.
Now go a w a y

for

heaven

sakes!

A scarecrow on a wooden frame,
With Bumpy burlap head
half stuffed with straw,
and a mouth pinned on
in a goofy grin that was red.

Four giant black cats of paper macheie,
Sparky eyed,
With white whiskers
and I SWEAR to this day!
That the bent one winked in his own cheery way.

OH PLEASEEEE
Let me in – can’t I stay?
(It was life or death)
every fiber of my being
sucked in it’s breath.

My powerful sun of a mother beheld me
and paused in her flow
She granted me stay
As she leaned down low
And w h i s p e r e d:

not

one

p e e p.

So I sat smily still as a bug on a wall
Entranced,
In joy
Enthralled with it all.
not the risk of a peep,
Or blink of an eye
Captured in the wake
of the motherbird
That took me along for her fly.

scissors cut paper
A hummidy hum
gasp of awe
was the delight of my sum.

In a dining r o o m
of paper scraps
Mother made
and daughter sat
The golden gift
She gave to me
To dwell in her flow

And

to

simply

be.

one fine fall day

evon ski

Joined June 2009

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