Sunday, March 11, 2007

Silver Dolphins (For Leah at 12)

All I need is you today
And this morning's sun.
Show me now your silver dolphins
Then let's have some fun.

We'll go find some skates forgotten
And turn them into new.
Then we'll drink raspberry juice
And stay out past curfew.

Leah, won't you bite that woman
So I can speak with her
(Oh, nevermind, she's not the kind
To ever appreciate us).

Yes, I see the frozen dancer
Make of glass and gold:
But let's buy cigarettes --
I know just where they're sold.

My god you're strong when you're determined --
You dragged me half a block:
Just don't drop that dancer:
You know that's Aaron's job.

All I need is you today
And this morning's sun.
Show me now your silver dolphins
Then let's have some fun.

1 comment:

Guitar's Cry said...

A very well-done poem! The rhyming and repetition of the first stanza make it delightful.

The third stanza seems out of place. It's interesting that you didn't rhyme it; it makes it stand out, and makes me curious who "that woman" is!