Apology to My Mother at Christmas
What can I say?
I have always been this way.
You told me to hang the tinsel
strand by strand.
When you turned aside,
found bundles of silver—
like silver hair waiting to be grasped,
to be touched along its flattened lengths,
and flung. Silver flung!
—L.L. Barkat, author of The Novelist
Photo by Kevin Dooley, Creative Commons license via Flickr.
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