For Miz Quickly’s Impossible Missions: Word_ Day 4 same list
Grasshopper Dreams IV
Her wishes were like pale mint grasshoppers
leaping with a snicking click at slightest whim, cast
by fickle winds, then disappearing in a single blink,
looking for greener pastures.
Deepest desires were definitely different things.
Clearly defined, not many in number,
certainly not what others might seek,
yet could still speak to certain sense of satisfaction.
That she always continue to learn, earning wisdom
on the path to knowledge; doing no lasting harm
or unforgivable damage, forever armed with words
that sometimes ring with disturbing clarity.
She dreams of that day when she will turn,
look back, relieved to say, “It wasn’t always pleasant,
with every wish fulfilled, but still it was good, did
whatever I could, while honoring my soul’s faithful leading.”
Elizabeth Crawford 7/19/13
notes: Image is Miz Quickly’s humming bird seen through a kaleidoscope.