This week’s Writer’s Pantry Prompt at Poets And Storytellers United tells us that “April prepares us for what’s to come.” I guess that’s also what parents try to do, but can’t, because the Universe is constantly inconstant.

I’m not a parent, but I’m offering up this untitled oldie.


If I were the father of children
I would tell them that the sky is blue denim
and they would worship the moon;
if I were the father of children,
people, meeting them on the street,
would smile and wonder, would pause and smile.

My children would have the certain knowledge
that Summer’s color is caught in Autumn’s air.

Poets And Storytellers United
Writers’ Pantry #16


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