As a Child

As a Child
Poem for section of the same name in All That Breathes


As a child…

I could be the sky

And marshal clouds

And sparkling stars

To glow through ME

Harnessed to instant call!


As a child…

I could brush the fog

‘Til it shone like a wedding veil –

Under it I’d marry

Blind ones to deaf ones

And then let the sun out!


As a child…

I could crawl deep down

And nestle

In the earth’s tangled heart


The roots of Different trees

And we would shake hands with

Each other!…As a child.

By: Sylvia Major