Friday, December 6, 2013

Big Mistakes (Poem 248)

He was never afraid 
to make big mistakes. His 
ugliest canvas hung, like 
a billboard, in Times Square. 
His memorable Carnegie Hall 
debut was marred by many 
a forgotten lyric. That's why 
I failed to trust him 
to hang the sun in the sky,
to hang the moon, which 
was probably a good thing, 
because if I had trusted him 
with celestial bodies 
I might have, eventually, 
trusted him with my heart.

(c) 2013, by Hannah Six