Utopia Parkway

Utopia Parkway

Flutter of ribbon hair

the purest of gifts


by none but the bearer's hands --

to be spooled not touched

spliced not cut

a fountain spring

no lock or keepsake

in a box

Marble white dress

Victorian doll

breaks free

from the forest

Flutter of wings

in the city park

pigeons fly home

to the quince tree

in the yard

July 2016