The Smile Craft
for Merritt Waldon
He writes a smile on his face
with three fingers spread,
with night turned on underneath
and a distant dog barks as
a shooting star passes by –
or is it a airplane paper-crafted
by some child proud and free
every time it flies to the loss?
He writes the good mood for the child.
If you want a photo for keepsake
now is the time.