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I should be baking cake or inflating black balloons or making dinner plans but there’s nothing to celebrate that’s live so I’ll give you this moment of my should be doings instead of this intolerable is.

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Birthday Poem

I never sent you print birthday wishes, Preferred telephone calls or jotted notes, But today marks eighteen years, my sister; Eighteen unsent happys, full of frilled quotes And cured cursive, unabashedly winked Across a rainbowed river of milled hope Meant … Continue reading

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the birthday game

six years ago you were cut from me stubborn and backwards your feet the first thing out and kicking with the shock of it you are still sometimes upside down and unpredictable coloring outside lines and drawing new ones mixing color … Continue reading

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