Seditious Children


Fifth Estate # 377, March 2008

We will meet at the midnight hour

past the tree stump forest.

We will be sneaky slinkies and walky-

talkies. Robin Hood’s woods would be so

proud. Merry boys and girls sing

carnivalesque ballads and awaken

the tree’s breeze–our back beat.

Tonight, we escape to sing songs with the animals

songs that none of us know the words to.

To night, the birds chirp out of tune

cats howl and dogs’ purrr-

fects the tone. We may never see

dawn, but for one night we danced unhindered