7/9/10

(Referential) Elevator Music XIII




last night
     she had a bee sting
and played for hours on it
until bath time
when the tears came
it was red and swollen and
looked incongruous
     on a child's foot
          otherwise so
undersized
     the ovenmit was a good joke
but helped only
     for a moment
her tears carried us in
          (again)
to that steady panacea
     sleep.

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