Cheerful Cardboard Fish

September 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

He piled words the length of the top-floor hallway,

In alphabetical order, in bags that smelled like paste

While she distributed cheerful cardboard fish

And left trails of peppermint butterflies on the roof.

He gave her a handful of shiny stones

Held together by thread and buttons.

She gave him a necklace of twenty-three wax beans

and some stewed fruit.


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