Carnival of Odds
The cars are going under the mirror
painstakingly I wrap this fish
to send to mother, or to breathe
tiny bubbles in the snow
I thought I saw your hand in the window
"You need a wild boar!"
loudly proclaimed one woman to another
my arms felt cold
each pattern became a window.
I thought I saw your hand
he arranged a dinner salad, and smiled
cherubs looked cute on display
the watch hands were ticking out time
i thought i saw....
There was a rumbling affair
about milkweed, clapper bells, hashish and rose oil picnics
I thought i saw.....I thought...
i saw your hand
in the window
amoungst the liquid sun
in many colours
I looked up, and I saw
- ANNi Paisley