Jasper grab your petticoat
Lift it high about your head
Can you feel the blowing cotton tickle your belly button?
Did you hear the thunder Jasper?
Can you feel the wind?
Don’t you think we really ought to go in?
Mommy is calling Jasper
Gather your things
Oh your dress is so lovely
Do you think Mommy will mind the mud?
Bright eyes, a gently scolding from a beautiful person
How clear her eyes sparkle in the dark
Roll over Jasper,
Don’t hug your knees
You’re ok as long as you’re with me
Life plays its tricks
Time goes by
How the laughter went unnoticed
Is it really true that time heals all wounds?
I don’t feel release of this fire
See the embers Jasper?
Watch them glow
Didn’t you know?
That they would burn and blister?
But they say time heals all wounds
Can you truly forget?
By and by I long,
When will the strings of sadness stop to pull
And smiles begin to start?
Do I have to love in sadness?
You will always love
You do now
White petticoat, bare feet
My how you’ve grown since I last saw you
You remember me?
A twitch a glow, something forgotten
I would rather stop and slow then know
That my love was never enough
At least from me to you and around again
How much did you love me?
You said, you made your choice
I am sorry
You couldn’t possibly remember
I wish I could
But never cared
Never needed to
How lonely for you
Jasper? Are you asleep?
Wake up my dear and drink your tea
Wait- someone is calling me…
You are dreaming!
I always will
Listen to reality
I feel it, I don’t need to listen
My how you’ve grown
Never is not good enough
What a fool
Only to you
Jasper lifts up her hands as her petticoat floats above her head.
A hint of a smile shows on her lips
Knowing that one day
She’ll be ok