Blueprints (excerpt)

i go back to my dark sad room
and make a list of joyful things

starting with marc chagall,
his stained-glass genius

rescued me in chicago and france
also, i bought a banjo
at a yard sale,

music can save lives

from Kissing Keeps Us Afloat
Laurie MacFayden
Release date: September 2014, Frontenac House