Monday, April 3, 2017

Could I

Could I forbid
          the sun from rising in the sky
Could I prevent
         the lazy clouds from rolling by
Could I deny
          the slow ascent of ancient trees
Could I impede
           the cultivation of the bees
Could I destroy
            the lifeblood current of the seas
Could I deny
            the earth which gave its life for me
Could I create
             or do my powers fade and wane
Could I repair
             or do my hands bring only pain
Could I become
             the missing piece to fill the hole
Could I forgive
             the selfish nature of the soul



Alison Day
2007