The Trapdoor

Posted by Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ in Our Culture

The Trapdoor

The trapdoor entrance

below the third stair step

is so narrow ears needs to be cut off

or head squeezed in sideways

pushing through one ear

then the other.

In the motley light appear


Tubby, Little Lulu, Archie comics,

last year’s Eaton’s catalogue,

and my old stuffed kangaroo.

The one button eye glares at me.

I stare at the straw poking out his body and tail,

wondering how he got here

and how long he’d been hiding

listening for the past in silence.

About The Author

Frank Obrigewitsch, SJ, is pastor of St. Ignatius parish in Winnipeg.

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Peter Bisson on May 9, 2017 - 2:04 AM

Thank you!