though she be little, she be fierce

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Here is my new poetry and thoughts book, an altered composition book, hybrid.
How super cute is this monster?


{credits} digital all from wearestorytellers
Monter Mash by Emily Powers
Rockabilly by Audrey Neal
Other: Hambly transparency, Queen & Co. felt trim, houndstooth tape at SIS TV, Jenni Bowlin ticket, MM letter stickers
TFL!

And here is a poem I've put in it!!!

LEE UPTON of Easton, Pennsylvania
Winner of the LYRIC POETRY AWARD

And though she be but little, she is fierce

"And though she be but little, she is fierce."

—A Midsummer Night's Dream

And though her car is old and missing parts,

and though the weeds grow up through her porch,

and though she is acquainted with Revolutionary War re-enactors,

and though she lapses into bouts of cursing,

her cursing is the songline of canaries.

Said Cleopatra to the asp,

said Napoleon to rocky Elba:

Though she is fierce she is but little.

So the river from an enormous height might seem

the flank of a whippet,

so the bee is more likely to attack us than the whale,

so it's her smallness that gives her

the leaping prowess of a flea.

It's the infant that holds dominion in the nursery.

It's the cutter that intersects the ocean liner.

Like to the ant, the tick, the beetle.

Said the decimal point to the numerals, You all depend on me.

Though she be but little, she is fierce.

Though she be but little, she takes the lion's part.

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KSmith said...

I'll be intouch Sunday. Sorry its been crazy here in my little world.