Thursday, July 20, 2023

Mike Mulligan, draft no. 3

Mike Mulligan?! Mike Mulligan came!?!

That old bulldozer or crane –

I don’t even know its real name—

But it seems his handiwork’s to blame

Here he’s come, so brilliant, fast and kind

I’m sorry I didn’t see him from behind

If I had known

I’d not have shoveled my fingers to the bone

Here in one week I’ve drafted a slew

The only way this could be true

is if God planted in me the poems which grew