A Poem from Janet Cannon's  Poetry Room at IsleWrite.com


it doesn't have to be mid-50s
tobacco pipe daytime pastel
shirtwaist dress dreams or four
slippered children mornings with
suburban green lawn fantasies
that can vaporize instantaneously
under one or more infidelities

life doesn't have to be blood
tested legally documented
commitment stamped red copy
for your information seeming
like getting together to die

life doesn't have to be lab
tested traditional behavior as if
in a research tide pool water flask
comparatively studied organism
activities measured by standard
previous generation jones's role
model templates without looking

outside the box for a vision of one's
own like a virginia woolf room

Poem by  Janet Cannon