poem18 Jul 2022 08:00 am
It’s Touch and Go to Laugh or No, by Sophie Gengembre Anderson, circa 1857

Lynne Sargent

Do you remember when we were witches
wielding wands of wheat,
making cedar talismans
to protect against the fear of being caught
in ding dong dash?

When every tree was a portal
and every villain could be defeated
with a quest, or a century
and neither seemed quite so long.

When love was in gemstones
found in rivers, presented to you
with your own hands, claimed
by your own eyes.

When our power was in powerlessness--
in the fable of pretending
it was the kind of thing that would be outgrown.


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