Today's poem is by Mike White

A Thing of Beauty

I want my goldfish
back. By goldfish
I mean childhood
when orange was all
the rage. Davy ate his
alive and changed
schools after setting
fire to enough things.
The way through
the dark what is it?
With terrible secret words
I cheered Davy on
and he shone.

Copyright © 2011 Mike White All rights reserved
from West Branch
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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