Juanita Book

By Juanita Torrence-Thompson

ęCopyright by Juanita Torrence-Thompson

JUANITA TORRENCE-THOMPSON is a poet/writer/speaker whose award-winning work appears in U.S. and Canadian journals and online. See her poetry and book information at: Poetry Town. See Barbara Hantman's review of Torrence-Thompson's CELEBRATING A TAPESTRY OF LIFE (Torderwarz Publishing Company)at: The Pedestal Magazine

When I Am Old

When I am old
I'd like to rollerblade
on the streets of Westport
in an orange and purple leotard
with a bare midriff, balancing
a white chicken atop my head

I'd like to wear torn blue jeans and sneakers
and a low-cut red blouse
one Sunday and sit in the choir

I'd join a circus
somersault on elephants' backs
and soar on the flying trapeze
with Denzel Washington

I'd like to straddle the ball
in Times Square and drop down
when everyone shouts

Happy New Year

Pop out of a big cakebox
at a bachelor party and say Surprise, big boy