Jan Donley



Everyone Everywhere Is on a Rock

Earth is a rock in the air
she said
a great big rock

That’s all it is
she insisted
and we are on the rock

you are on the rock
I am on the rock
everyone everywhere
is on the rock

she was seven years old:
we are on a rock,
she said it over and over

until the adults
tried to quiet her
but it was too late

they all heard
the story of
how everyone

everywhere is on
a great big rock
a rock in the air.