Small Disappointments 2013

                  Small Disappointments


Stamped, tattooed,

The small boo-hoos of childhood.

“Mommy please, a pair of tap shoes”

“Mommy, that Hawaiian skirt,

Oh mommy, mommy please”

No dear, you have a murmur of the heart.”

“As for the skirt, we can’t afford it”.

Small longings never gotten to,

Absolutely not forgotten, so

She never tapped,

She never swayed;

Seldom put words to a wish.

She thought, she felt.

Mommy firm, she got the message.

And she never argued;

Got to play the harp instead.

She sang, she learned piano, but

Such tiny sorrows stay.


Small Disappointments 12.26.2013

Pure Nakedness;

Arlene Corwin

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