Sunday, November 25, 2007


The One I Lost

There's a huge alabaster bathtub in the
living room right next to the couch but I'm
not there I'm in the cafeteria reading a poem
to the orphans.  Adults, all.  It's called
"The One I Lost" and it's about the
baby I gave up for adoption.  No one
seems to be listening but I don't mind, I just
read on and on about having this baby and giving it
away and when I pause for a moment to
catch my breath a man in the back looks up and says
"You read very well."  What a compliment.

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