August 15, 2017 by dlshughes AMERICAN GIRLS The box of dolls with Sharpie dark eyes and frazzled hair left behind when you grew too tall to play with small things would so gladly gather at the tiny table for a beer instead of tea but you must pour. © Dana Hughes 8.15.17 Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
Yea! Finally a new DLS Hughes poem! And it’s another of those terse little vignettes that says so much with so little. I love the central image of the dolls at the tea table, waiting for you to pour the beer. And I love the irony in growing too tall to play with small things. I wonder if we wouldn’t be better off if we spent more time with the small things. But what I finally walk away musing about it what about the frizzy-haired, Sharpie-eyed conclave waiting for their beer is distinctly “American.” Still working on that one.