Saturday, July 18, 2015


Photo by S. Auberle

I would like to have Makepeace
for my middle name
like William Thackeray
and I would like to think he did ...

I would like the sky
to always be that shade
of golden peach
shining at 5:00 this morning

I should like for everyone
to have a lemon tree
in their backyard because
lemon juice is good for everything

and a wild garden to turn
cocoons into butterflies ...
lastly I would like soft shawls for all
to wrap up little dogs

who tremble terribly when it storms
and need you to soothe them

whisper over and over
everything's gonna be alright ...