Thursday, August 11, 2005

Happy Birthday Masha!

Elephants need comfort too.
The larger you are, the longer it takes
To soothe the discomfort from your spine.

The backbone of the world needs
Just a Gentle stroke and a quiet
Hand to sooth away
The circus girls and the strain
Of balancing on a stool
When you weigh a ton
And your mom is in Africa
With all your aunts and uncles,
Wishing the Circus had not chosen you
For this particular event.
If only a child's touch could
Make it alright
And Bridge the distance
With a skinny arm.
And If those low stables looked more like home,
And this afternoon could last forever.
I would sit with you.

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