12 December 2008

Butt Dust


I claim a liquid
origin as such – and plan
a fluid ending

Topsy grew from air
aloft up where she floats in
stately buoyancy

Tinkerbelle will tell
another story ringing

deceit or not your
fond belief– the awful truth
has many faces

your genesis is
commonplace defined although
rare learnings needy

our pastor claims we
are BUT DUST from whence we came
and to thus return

intrigued my daughter
sanely asks – as children must,
“Daddy, what’s ‘Butt Dust?’”
© 16 August 2008, I. D. Carswell