Saturday, August 22, 2009

Little Red Pony



and the surgeons stitched you
back, black heavy thread and staples,

so in the tiny bleached bed you
looked like a girl-sewn doll,

your face wrinkling and smoothing
in sleep, your eyes making cursive

beneath their lids: shoulders, ribs
still bruised in boat-shapes from

the instruments, where they tied
you down & little red pony, little heart

galloping, how red their gloves
when they held you and started over

3 comments:

Michael said...

Wow!

Dean J. Baker said...

good to see this

Christine said...

Thank you, you guys.