Tuesday, September 28, 2010


14. a poem about a person or place that has several different names

She and I

Officially, Mikaela.
Endeared, Mikkely-moo-snoo.
Ever since I admitted
I'd named her after Mikhail Gorbachev
she got "Gorby".

When I'm away
I'm Mummy.
Here, I'm Ah, Muuum ... (upturned voice)
or Sheesh! Mum! (downturned)

Darling GIrl
and Favourite Girl
I'd say lifting
or hugging, home
from work, she small.

We all have to be
something. To someone.
It's the connection
that's wordless, without 
name, immutable.

1 comment:

  1. It's the connection
    that's wordless, without
    name, immutable.

    Ah yes.