Today's poem is by Dennis Etzel, Jr.

"wait for Orion's sword to fall, to cut"

wait for Orion's sword to fall, to cut
the thread do not talk in class

no movement of the mouth
no recess where no one sees

the stars in detention shine
an award for coloring

the correct colors of animals
color a page of grey over green

use the sunlight coming through
the classroom window reflect

its light in your wristwatch glass
make the ball of light

dance like a star
make shining rescues

Copyright © 2014 Dennis Etzel, Jr. All rights reserved
from The Sum of Two Mothers
ELJ Publications
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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