Carol Smallwood

Advice at a homemaker’s workshop:
Make your bed first so the sense
of accomplishment pushes you on

Written on a blackboard:
Who Am I?
Don’t See
Don’t Feel

They call it acoustic shadows: in the Civil War
(Battle Between the States) battles fought were
not heard in a few miles but were plain many
miles away

There are times moonlight’s so bright you see
no shadows

Shrek is back at McDonald’s—
smiling, lime green, with rewards

On a student tee-shirt:
You only live once…
But if you live it right,
Once is enough
 
 
 
 
 

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