Monday, October 7, 2013

Day 30: Pobject's stuffed animal

The teddy bear I didn’t win
by tossing rings
or throwing darts
is absurdly tall.

It’s taller than you.

It’s purple and plush
and has ears whose insides
are white velvet.

I didn’t take it home for you,
I never made it to the carnival.
If I told you why,
you wouldn’t believe me.

See, there was
this Iranian guy at school,
a scholar as old as Zoroaster,
and when I tried... doesn’t matter.

In any case.
It can’t sit straight,
a slouching victim of gravity.
It beams with a trefoil smile and seems to say
that everything will be all right,
and eventually it will.