The sky turns powder grey then royal blue,
frost yawns on the ground.
He's early this morning and making starship sounds.
His spiderman hood catches the dawn
and his hair rays out from beneath.
My night frump
His hands whirl the cloudlight,
make finger-guns and laser beams.
Commander of all, he demands of the heavens,
Be light, be light, be bright!
And they shine.
Micheline Maylor teaches creative writing at Mount Royal University in Calgary and is the editor of FreeFall Magazine. Her book Full Depth: The Raymond Knister Poems was published by Wolsak and Wynn in 2007. Upcoming in 2011 is her chapbook “Starfish” by Rubicon Press. She is the mother of a fledgling drumming girl, and future soccer star and spaceship builder.
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