Figurine

Figurine

 

On the mantle above my desk

 

Where I sit at the computer, hands at my keyboard

 

Writing, fingers typing, thinking

 

There is a collection of stones, pebbles, figures

 

Toys gathered in a few uneven rows

 

Nick-knacks, chess pieces, a Lego-man, Stormtrooper

 

At the center, in the middle, a push-toy

 

A small figurine made from wood dowels, and beads

 

Made to stand on a platform; a platform

 

A pedestal, green, and raised, like a stage, or a dais

 

Red flowers, and white, painted round

 

 

Atop that little step, stood a creature like a bee (a bee with four legs)

 

A bee with black wings, red nose, and smiling

 

Curls of black hair poking through a blue cap

 

Pick it up and push, push into the base

 

Push the button and release the tension in the wires

 

Wires threaded through its beaded legs

 

The smiling bee will lift for a moment, and fall to the side

 

A simple toy

 

For simple times

 

The falling figure

 

The friendly bee

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