The Muse

(An International Journal of Poetry)

ISSN 2249 –2178

 

Volume-3                                                      DECEMBER -2013                                           Number-2

 

Ode to Roads Unpaved

by Carol Smallwood

 

Announcers of spring mud

distributor of summer dust

collector of fallen leaves

proof of winter freezes.

 

Delight of car washes

stage for shadow plays

faithful keeper of bumps

for all seasons.

 

 

 

 

Arrival

 by Carol Smallwood

 

Aging arrived when

doors began being held open 

with that smile for the elderly.

 

When catalogs descended like

Alice’s pack of playing cards:

large numbered clocks,

colorful canes—endless aids

to make one independent.