Lorine Niedecker





Peace

Dark road home
            from town ---
young neighbor as he walked
        wound up tiny Swiss works ---
              a firefly music

Mickey Mouse leaned on a bubble
            removed a tear
from the elephant's eye
        to a brush so he
              could scrubble

Our small boat's motor raced
            Great Blue
the heron sailing as in China
        not caring
              to win



spoken = Shelley Lynn Johnson