Once upon a time
there was a magic
enchanted wood,
made of eucalyptus trees
that touched the sky,
of cardboard and wooden
of ponds
to splash in,
of ditches
where to hide,
of secret
passages and loves,
of fantasy
to play with.
It was the realm
of us children,
then the witch Age
stole it
and the dragon Cement
swallowed it up.
It was there
once upon a time
but when I want it,
it's still there.

January 15, 2010