Words wiggle free
Cannot be confined
words that escape
libraries of doom
words wiggle free
when held tightly
to confine floating
freely above all
singing they float
in circles to heights
where humans cannot
Oh My Dog
I tried to put my dog in a box, a cute little box,
But he would not go in, just wagged his tail, wanted to play.
I tried to put my dog in a bigger box,
Do ya know what that dog said?
Now way I won’t stay.
Tried to put my dog in a big box, as big as my house,
but he ran away, would not stay.
One day I tried to get my dog into a huge box, big as my church.
He just turned away.
I tried to put my dog into the world’s biggest box, big as the sky!
I cried and said, “Why, won’t you please stay in my box?”
He just laughed at me and said,
“You silly boy, you can’t build a box big enough for me!
And I just will not stay, no way!”
Then my dog said to me,
“Welcome to my house, There’s plenty of room for you here!
Won’t you please come in?” So I did.
Mark A 2001