"“You'll get mixed up, of course, as you already know. You'll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. So be sure when you step. Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.
And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)” ”
I woke up one day with a string
tied around my heart.
So curious was I
to follow the thread and see
where it would lead me
but the slack would tangle
and dangle from the trees and roots and rocks
what was a girl to do with a string
tied around her heart?
So I woke up one day to tie my string
into many silly knots.
I braided it into my hair,
I stitched the string into my sides,
and embroidered the soft skin of my stomach.
I wove clothes from my threads
wrapped it around me
until I was a String Girl with
love dancing round and round.