Friday, January 14, 2011

New School


new shoes of stiff leather
new friends, she prays soft
new routine at a new canteen,
m' baby ventures into a new place
of learning

reading
writing
'ritha-ma-ticking in that sweet way,
her way,
to solutions ending in promise

there's a dance today
with monarchs
reprising history,
centuries of flight in school yards
and tummies

not sure who's got more
of them beauteous butterflies,
her or her mama