The Sky Is Closed Today
The sky is closed today.
She is exhausted. Her cottony clouds
are sleepy and can't keep their eyes open.
So she asks you to keep a lookout
for the ducks bobbing on the pond who are
lonely and need a handful of cracked corn.
And the trees that huddle together
like soldiers bracing for battle, because
they haven't been trimmed in awhile.
Don't forget about those silly stone houses
that take themselves too seriously. They need
someone, anyone, to tell them a joke.
Of course there are the boats who
recklessly race and bump against one another.
Will you bandage their bruises?
The sky is closed today
because she's taking the day off and trusts
that you are there to keep things good.
Sophia and Sarah