Slave Cloth

In tbe craft 

store a few

years ago I heard

someone point out

the slave cloth.

The people in my head

had been telling 

me that cloth 

is made by slaves

because machines

couldn’t make cloth

with respect to the 4th

through 11th dimensions.

They told me to knit

my own clothes

so that I would know

that it wasn’t slave

Melinda Anne Caines



I looked out 

my car window

and saw a heavenly 

sight.  The puffs

of white clouds

were illuminated 

in a peach light.

They glowed.

It was the most

beautiful sight. 

I thought

people need no

entertainment.  All

they need is this view.

I thought

and still think

that I saw heaven

in those clouds.
Melinda Anne Caines