her plastic pail
waiting by the bed
—DIAN DUCHIN REED
Romantic and poignant. Is this a young girl, maybe on holiday, waiting to rush to the beach? Is this a girl with great memories of a recent Summer holiday?
Is this a woman still waiting for something but not necessarily, after many years, a run to the beach, but something else, a relationship that won't fail, or that she is actually many many decades older, always looking back. Someone that has never given up the call of childhood, a Peter Pan in spirit?
The more the crafted poem is read, the more, we as readers, as a hidden second verse, in fact, can feel. One to enjoy many times.
Beautifully composed with more than one hidden depth.
President, United Haiku and Tanka Society
co-founder, Call of the Page