Abecedarian on C Street, a poem by Mary Harwell Sayler:
Gourd. Does his
Jibes of suited employees
Known to have
Legal documents in
Most of their
Pockets or other pockets, nightly combed?
Strengthens a hard-working man, who
Takes a big yellow
Umbrella in his
Velvet-topped hand – the palm well-
Worn with calluses – and, without one
Xenophobic thought of anyone or anything
You might discuss in a whisper – praises rain in his
Zanily beautiful dance.
Mary Harwell Sayler‘s bio:
Mary Harwell Sayler began writing poems in childhood but, as an adult, wrote almost everything except poetry! Eventually she placed three dozen books in all genres including poetry and how-to books on poetry and writing. She also maintains the Poetry Editor blog and provides resources for poets and writers on her website. Recently she collected almost all of the prayers in the Bible from many English translations, paraphrased them into contemporary language, and published the Book of Bible Prayers. She then published the prayer book in the King James Version only, the Book of KJV Prayers.