To Do List

  1. I'm going to take my lists, roll them pencil size, and glue them in an ascending spiral.
  2. Beneath this I will grow a concrete bench, slowly, like a crystal garden.
  3. I will make the moon to shine, constant, like a spotlight.
  4. I will train plastic roses to grow up the spiral and to bloom.
  5. I will sit on the bench and sing, on key and effortlessly.
  6. And then I will make a list of the things I expect myself to do today.
Annette M. Stroud 7-31-98