Saturday, March 24, 2007

It was the Leprechauns

Perfect pitch, cadence,
absolute astonishment, urgent
forthright utterance
from the mouth of the imp

A quick realization
by mom, jaw dropped,
that her hands were Kelly green
and it wouldn’t wash out
at least not right away.

“No mommy, I didn’t do it;
it was the leprechauns!!”

And so it was, those rascals
who made her hands green
(and anything she touched
while they were yet wet)

March 24, 2007 17:45
(based on Shanequa’s hands
on March 16, 2007)

All of my poems are copyrighted by Raymond A. Foss, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. All rights reserved. Contact me at Ray Foss for usage. See all 20,770+ of my poems at Poetry Where You Live.

No comments: