Treasure Island

Frumious Bandersnatch

Memories In Yellow

In August, she hung yellow curtains in the window
She danced and sang along to the radio
She flung paint across a canvas and
Laughed when the walls were splattered
And when she awoke in his arms
They were bathed in the yellow light from the window.

In August, she put yellow flowers on the table
She smiled at the fingered shadows they cast on the floor
She sketched them on every page of a notebook and
Drew them in the margins of her newspaper
And when she looked into the mirror
She saw yellow flowers reflected in the glass.

In August, a yellow cat lived in the alleyway
She scratched its ears until it purred
She took photographs of the sunlight on its fur and
Thought about beginnings and endings
And, in the dark of the night, lost in dreams,
She journeyed with the yellow cat to desert sands.

December comes
Curtains fall,
lovers leave.
Flowers fade,
mirrors crack.
Cats wander,
and deserts
become oceans.

Submitted: Saturday, January 12, 2008

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  • Mary Gordley (1/13/2008 12:30:00 AM)

    Very well written with the repetition of the yellow tones in each of the first three stanzas. I also think there is great impact in the way the last lines are contracted by comparison. Of course I love the name you chose to use. I can still render an accurate recitation of Jabberwocky. (Report) Reply

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