Four

FOUR One, two, three, four Four directions to choose Four roads to travel Four strong winds refuse One, two, three, four Four Bobbsey twins read Four leaf clovers found Four years old ahead One, two, three, four Four young Englishmen arrive Four quarter notes adore Four magicians stay alive One, two, three, four Four apocalyptic horses ride Four challenges are met Four warriors stand astride One, two, three, four Four phases of the moon Four brilliant stars above Four seasons lie bestrewn One, two, three, four Four a number sound Four a state regarded Four a challenge found One, two, three, four For fuck’s sake stop For I’ve moved on For I’m on top Four – just a number Four I cannot fear For I am ME Fortunately!   (Written for Michelle, who’s fortune isn’t determined by numbers but by her fortitude in the face of her fortuitous circumstances.)  Susan McElroy – February...