• Vol. 10
  • Chapter 07

For Ethel

Beneath gambling skies
Mother and child
lost amongst the haze
of dandelion seeds and lazy wishes
Hypnotic symbiosis
Eyelids do flutter
with micro submarines
trudging charcoal territories -
a pasture for the diseased prayers
Salt sediment clinging to fingers
porcelain razor shells
Yet the songs will still play:
songs of whimsy
songs of grief
Summon a rainbow -
one for each of her children
For Mary, upon her lap she daydreams
For Ethel, resting deep in the Earth
Love is a membrane for the bubble
bouncing across the meadow