Sunday, February 5, 2012

Care in six dekaaz*

Miles Joe Cocker Waits for His Oatmeal by MK Sandford.

Care is
my little Miles
waiting at my feet

for the
empty bowl
of luscious oatmeal.

I put
down the bowl.
My mind is elsewhere.

He waits.
Then sings his
Disappointment Song.

I hold
the bowl while
he licks happily.

Need known;
heart responds.
Resource found, simple.
 *a dekaaz is a form in ten syllables: two in the first line, three in the second, and five in the third. I learned this form from my friend, Rachael Bagby.