Emily in Allegory

I
live amidst the
Stars
(Ursa Major points the way)
Above the shelf
Only the Sexton knows
It’s a safer place to be
Having
Once upon a time
Little men
with
Too-Real Firearms
My School Girl reveries
Did slay

Like a Chef
Hell-bent to teach
Did they display
how to Expertly
Chiffonade
My Expanded Heart

I
no longer cry
in the Dark now
Instead, breathe deep
Night Blue
Like a velvet blanket
it covets me
Away
from Those
wrapped up Chaos
demanding Loud

I’m a quiet whisper, at last
Guarded by Seraphim
Laughed upon
by Cherubim
Who swear
Mere mortals
Mistook me
for Cassiopeia

c2016 GC Cameron
For Madison Schools, Middletown Ohio

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