Poem: the miracle

Will the miracle begin on time?

Will there be an opening act?

Will there be an intermission

To step out for a snack?


Will no refunds be given

30 minutes into the show?

Will it be everything they promised

And when it’s over, can we go?

Poem: Elizabeth

When I write Elizabeth

I do it without shame

or regret

but with intensity

as if we just met

because it is Elizabeth

when I write Elizabeth

there are standards

that i set

and many things

i must not forget

because it is Elizabeth

when i write elizabeth

i use a secret alphabet

that all may read

but none may get

except, of course

Elizabeth