The Poetry Shed

A Virtual Classroom
Ode

Aloysius

Here,
among the imperial gardens,
The cherry blossoms and the 
Lilly pads,
The cranes 
and bamboo.
The scroll embossed 
with the
Majesty of the 
paper pagoda.
The elephant with its 
hypnotizing 
Army of suns. 
Marching.

Surrounded by the 
fresh baked 
Aroma of 
peanut butter cookies.
The melting 
Lighthouse,
With its sapphire 
glow.
Surrounded by 
the plush,
Midnight feline 
as he cries for his
Evening board.

Only you can
Take away my 
Luxury of 
Consistency.
Only you can 
Dissolve the certainty. 
Only you can
Throw me on
My back. 
Only you can 
Tarnish my sanity.

--Daniel