Organizing what day brings
particularly fragile things
another might neglect to place
she rearranges all toward grace

her elegantly handsome hands
bound by gowns and barren bands
conserving as discretion calls
by cabinets and papered walls.

Decorum wrought of quondam age
while inwardly upon a stage
she fancies dancing daring free
sheer fabric flowing manic glee:

she's pirouetting in a song
with leaping legs alive and long
unfettered hair swung in her strut
through melodies indelicate

as scores applaud her brazen art
increasing pride to glide her heart
beyond this room's regressive gloom
where music stews and orchids bloom.

Desiderata © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: March 7, 2020