Yesterday, you were
quixotic while I
came from lazy beggars. Yesterday, I
was obedient; buttoned up from the lips
down, waiting for a king’s summon.
Then, his majesty came out, knocking
sun stained door. He arrived erect,
like a statue of a king
might, speaking assertively, made
up of upper-class
I stood small. Barely reaching his knees.
Pushing myself to
abound in poise, to receive him equally.
We drew cards. When he smiled, I matched it.
When he threw wit, I caught it
I baked his boasts in cinnamon and
ate them as dessert.
By his majesty’s departure, he had
narrowed in volume.
Shrunk and blushing, he requested
as a future gift to himself.
Now, I sit with his once luxurious crown,
recalling his Utopian image that left with him