The Small and Big I Am

Small I am: a playful imp
laughing long at my own quips
tarrying on chocolate drinks
and platitudinous thinking

That You would even care to
button me into a pocket
like an interesting shell
not a rare keepsake even

Rummaging for pen or key
finding me again instead
rolling me for weight
or testing for my glint in light

While You’d have me think I’m bigger small does feel a better fit Low reach for benignity high for dignity and latitude

Sumangali Morhall
January 2005

Photograph by Sharani