Friday, May 13, 2016

Melanie Browne- A Poem

The jacked up birthday list

has been taped to 
the refrigerator door
for me to peruse:
Lego set # 4567 blah blah 
lego set # 1235 yada yada
yummy cake,
lots of love,
but the last item on
the list catches me
by surprise
#8 nuclear bomb
I know its my fault
I took him to see
the replicas of
little boy and fat man
at los Alamos
I took his picture
and made him smile
possibly while 
throwing up a gang sign 
but I hope not
its all my fault
he penned a 
jacked up birthday list
and when I ask him
about it 
he only giggles

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