In My Shattered Garden

In my shattered garden
I lie and cry.
I could scrub floors
And get a sense
Of something done
A neat
I get up
And stumble on
And get slapped back.
I count my blessings
Many, many.
It is no use.
Back and forth
I pace
Carrying a deep despair
Like a fretful child.
There there, despair,
There there.

(from A Bonus)

Back to Elizabeth Smart.

ArtemisWorks 1997