• Vol. 09
  • Chapter 12

Toy Totem

The girl in the red hat
started this way
with a sippy straw
trading gurgles and squeaks
gorilla talk
at snack time
drool on her chin
with her best friend

and then
unfurled in a rush
of party hats and balloons
someone new
bright blue
telling secrets
in whispered gush
urges and wishes
then more

alien words
ways of seeing
of being
beyond our world

The girl in the red hat
will be back