Warm, yellow, mote-ridden morning sunlight
and a rolling plastic cage.
Wooly tendrils snare the wheels
causing fits of red-faced infant rage.

But what is this? A gift from mama?

A tusky beast with cotton teeth
and softly patchwork skin,
sewed with time and thread and love
from the pages of a magazine.
One tusk becomes a surrogate teat
and soothes that infant rage,
that effect was not listed as a feature
upon the glossy page.

The doorbell ring,
a song to sing,
before the dong,
the ding.
I'm left alone
with my new sooth,
a patchwork handmade thing.



2020.09.08 – 2020.10.15

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