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she wore  her mothers cultured pearls around her neck

and called herself Princess; she refused

to speak with strangers (only) to the voices she heard

within her mind…(only) they needed her love;  (only) they

loved Princess.  her idea of organic was collecting mouse 

droppings from where they could be found, carefully

placing them in the macrame bag  she  wore

across her elfin form.   she loved  being Princess, 

she loved the mouse in the Nutcracker Suite, dancing

with him every morning….and in the evening

with no strangers around, she made her bed, lying her head

on the swollen macrame bag 

reciting Shakespeare….

 

bkmackenzie 2010
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