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©2018 Barren Magazine. An Alt.Lit Introspective.

Playing in the Garrett


by Lisa Stice

for Mary “Mamie” Dickens

 

Hush now, children, Father’s at his work.
If faeries come to visit, please, speak
in whisper voices, shhhh. Tidy up now,
children. Hang your art for Father.
Such good little children you are with
steps as light as snowfall and laughter
to compliment the rook who roosts
in the tree outside the garret window.

 

* Mary “Mamie” Dickens (1838-1896; England): memoirist (My Father as I Recall Him); daughter of Charles Dickens

Header photograph © Peter Burton.

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