“"maggie and millie and molly and may"
maggie and millie and molly and may
went down to the beach (to play one day)
and maggie discovered a shell that sang
so sweetly she couldn't remember her troubles,and
millie befriended a stranded star
who's rays five languid fingers were;
and molly was chased by a horrible thing
which raced sideways while blowing bubbles:and
may came home with a smooth round stone
as small as a world and as large as alone.
For whatever we lose (like a you or a me)
it's always ourselves we find in the sea.”
“I think Maggie was a little off. This was the first game in the heat, and it bothered her a little. But I told her this was a 'pitching win.' It's easy to throw when you have your good stuff, but she really gutted one out to keep us in the game.”