Ambition: For Bunny

His, at the age of six, was to be Zorro.
     Black hat and mask, a sword held in reserve—
     He’d pull them from their closet pile, then swerve
Big figure eights around the houses, borrow
     Whatever came to hand (they needed nerve

Those daylight raids), and take some puerile stabs
     At self-disclosure—monogram, make Z’s.
     The mystery of stray baseball bats in threes
Puzzled clean lawns. Likewise, both up for grabs
     Wet laundry and mere mud left scattered keys

To who he was inside. He doesn’t try
     These days; time’s shorter now, and he’s got less
     And less to hide. His love’s his best success:
She thinks there’s more to him than meets the eye.

Don't miss the best from America

Sign up for our Newsletter to get the Jesuit perspective on news, faith and culture.

The latest from america

Greg Hicks as "Richard III" (photo: Alex Brenner)
It would be fascinating were the producers able to arrange a quick transfer to a venue somewhere near the White House.
David StewartMay 26, 2017
In the hyper-curated, beautiful world that Dev lives in, a scene that conveys the touching, ugly stubbornness of marriage seems totally impossible.
Eloise BlondiauMay 26, 2017
This image released by the Minya governorate media office shows bodies of victims killed when gunmen stormed a bus in Minya, Egypt, Friday, May 26, 2017 (Minya Governorate Media office via AP).
The attack in central Egypt today killed at least 26 people, including children aged 2 to 4, and wounded 25 others.
Gerard O'ConnellMay 26, 2017
The data and facts are clear: If you care about working families and sound economic policy, SNAP is the program for you.
Meghan J. ClarkMay 26, 2017