Daily Micro: Yesterday’s Artists in Today’s World ~ Little Orphan Annie

Acknowledging Little Orphan Annie

I look at his great, gleaming skull and his shaking body and know I must go with the people.

“Return to the simple life, Daddy, “ I scribble, “your beginnings are better than you end.”

Broken and exhausted, he slumps against the endlessly spewing ticket tape that spells disaster, the markets in free fall, currencies collapsing worldwide.

And for him, I sing.


Over and over

The corn fields

Over and over

The wheat fields


Run a lot

Do a lot


Throw away

Mr. Hershey

Mr. Pepsi


White sand

Warm water


No no

Daddy Warbucks

Go away


Warm breezes

Lake rivers and



Sandy loam






The music falls

Lost to all


A day



~ Stephen J. Bergstrom


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