pretty, pretty proprietress

adopted some beasts
to keep in a glass
mouth full of all
kinds of milk.
just who exactly
you think you are during
the low temperature
portion of the program
is especially unfortunate.
traditionally, parting
gifts cause no small
amount of consternation
amongst the pear trees;
but, this time around,
you are feeling uncomfortably
needed + ten hundred thousand
miles featherward,
things still won’t
spin on their own accord.

Daniela Olszewska