Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Leonardo Alishan: Untitled

At my birthday parties 
we played musical chairs. 

Whoever was left standing 
got a big hug from Granny. 

She knew all too well how it felt 
to be the last one, left alone, standing.

This poem has appeared in RAFT, A Journal of Poetry and Criticism, Volume 4, 1990.

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