Rainbow Hills

 

Arlyn

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CROHN'S POEMS

YOUR BIRTHDAY

Picking out your
birthday cake
the friendly clerk asks how old you are
as you decide
the color icing roses
you would like
"14" you say
and watch
to see her eyes
fall from their sockets
her mouth dive toward the floor
"I would have guessed 10."
says Ms Tactful Store Clerk
You smile an understanding "yes"
Only I see
behind that smile
your feelings
rows of crystal tears
shatter
You choose
blue
roses.


 

Copyright 1996 - 2005 Arlyn Serber