Thursday Poem

Making the Universe

–for Scarlett

Together we
created constellations

placed a star
just here.

Another there.

Formed Orion.
The Great Bear.

Bettlejuice flowed
from our fingers.

You knelt
in prayer

golden curls
cascading over your shoulders

you the perfect

“Our Father who art
in Heaven …”

You prayed with
all the might of being
3 and a bit

10 packets later of day-glow stars
we had set the Universe to right.

by Donal Dempsy