Word games #2

This one is a little long… I wonder if you can find the words that prompted it. Some I think are obvious.


She says the sky is falling down

In that slow spiral way she has of talking

While the watch hands march tirelessly onward

She recites her times tables

Mindless repetition

The cellular multiplication and division

Do not stop the sky from falling down


She says we all must run from the black clouds

Before the vortex eclipses them

Before the hate is sprayed onto the

Front doors of the innocent

Before the kites and larks are like

The fall of a sparrow


She remembers when we were free

And we could hike across town

In garish colours

Without fearing that short sharp shock

The impromptu rap of the sky falling down


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