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Happy Thanksgiving!

Dust off your pilgrim hat
the land of hope awaiting
across the seven seas
beyond the great divide.

Let’s brave the odds, we’ll bat-
ten down the hatches, fighting
the storm until it yields.
Have faith — God will provide.

 

Live for the Love of it,
Sasha A. Palmer (aka Happy)

originally posted on The Happy Amateur in 2015

“tween the land and the skies”

birds-on-the-wire

Copyright 2016 Sasha A. Palmer

‘twas a million places
a million cries
and a million winters
ago
in some ex-ballerina’s
apartment with eyes
in a city bewildered
by snow

‘twas the time that was perched
tween the land and the skies
in a basket of wonder
and willow
tween the yesterday’s hurts
and tomorrow’s goodbyes
rose petals of dawn
on the pillow

‘twas the world that was simple
it spelled you and I
in the hand of a happy
beginner
we would dance on the ceiling
(I don’t recall why)
and upset so the ex-
ballerina

when we left in a hurry
forgetting to pack
our mem’ries
she roused her ire
she arranged our wings
in a neat sky-high stack
pirouetted
and set them on fire

 

©2013 Sasha A. Palmer (aka The Happy Amateur)

Written back in February 2013 in response to Poetics: Leonard Cohen and Place.