Saturday, April 2, 2011

#Poemaday 2

With one done, it is easier to continue.  I guess that is true with good things as much as with the bad ones.  Hopefully, this is a good thing.

Bud the Teacher's Prompt for Today


Peek-a-Boo

Baby fingers hide eyes always wide
open with the call,
"peek-a-boo!"
But my mother tongue wants
to keep you
from the truth.

We keep on, you know,
with this baby game,
even when our hands wear the years on their skin.
We cover our eyes convinced 
that when hands move,
the world will be new.
 
We smile in the face
of no surprise at all,
     pretending the hiding is temporary,
only a peek
at the truth.

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