Happy Birthday by Sue Timberlake

    I should have baked you a cake

 today

            With fifty candles.

 

            “Dad, you sure are getting old,

            Close your eyes and make a wish.”

 

            Instead

 I walked in snow,

            And said, “Happy Birthday”

            To a headstone.

            I should have baked you a cake

 today.


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Categories: Issue 2 - Spring 2012, Periodicals, Poetry | Tags: | Leave a comment

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