anything is possible
Holiday TweetBaked two spiced pumpkin pies,Holiday Tweet by `vespera
barely stretching the crusts over
each dish & everyone will know
that I am a poet, not a baker.
Wrote no poems.
Happy Birthday"This evening, Michelle and I will do what I know every parent in America will do, which is hug our children a little tighter, and we'll tell them that we love them, and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. But there are families in Connecticut who cannot do that tonight..." ~ Barack ObamaHappy Birthday by `vespera
Next year I will wrap you presents
and you will not understand the need for bows,
but will reach towards them for days
I will fret my wardrobe decision: do I dress you
for photographs or in a pattern that will hide
your smudgy fingerprints? Or maybe the floral one
your grandmother, your father's mother,
will surely buy you to match her couch.
You'll have to wear it sometime, anyways,
to appease her.
You will laugh, pressing slobbered fingers
into sticky cake, and scowl at the flash while I sing you
Happy Birthday; whisper in your ear:
it was the happiest day of my life.
In Connecticut, a former mother will spend the week crying.
She will wonder what flow
effortI have tried and tried
to love you,
to pluck my feelings
into a riotous swell of emotion
like plucking a song
from a superfluity of strings.
but my heart is not a harp.
I have tried and tried
to draw out something sonorous,
from its chambers, but all I can manage
is a desperate clanking,
an occasional mechanical groan.
I have no aria to show
for my efforts,
no concerto or orchestral score
all I have is a blinding headache
and a hopeless exhaustion.
I was not built for this.