‘Daisy Petal’

“Moonlight in Vermont” – Billie Holiday


Sometimes its something
Though usually it isn’t.
Often its magic
Though sometimes it isn’t.
When we want it to be
We cannot see
Which its going to be
Much less the reality.
If its selling fealty
It might also be
Grooming for a knee
At the next scene.
Hardball isn’t for all
Even at the next free for all.
But let us not forget
When we have something –
A different kind of hand
Than the usual sleight of hand.

‘Daisy Petal’