FEBRUARY 7/ 2022
What is a hat when it’s not a totem on the wall?
A bit of skull roofing, and much more:
A harbinger of adventure; A walking stick that you wear.
At times, a fan. In another breath, a gladiator’s helmet.
In the quick expanse of the forward scrawling day,
It is a manual dial on light & shade.
Rarely lost, abandoned, or given up to spider webs,
A mysterious shield, this sorcerer’s sombrero;
It always beckons at the brim for you,
to take it from its hooked wall,
and blend with you back into nature.