Toy House

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Toy House

or why some children fear Birthdays

 

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This was where the talking alphabet

Lay crippled by polio and dyslexia.

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For each holiday I would invent family

Who knew exactly what to send:

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 The black clown in whiteface that

Kicked me off my tricycle and laughed;

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The nautical octopus whose tentacles

Were hypodermics drowning in nightmares;

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Baseball cards, gender identity and dolls

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Stolen from friends when they weren’t looking.

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But mostly this was a place to escape

The father who mocked and denied me.

 

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[Disposable Poem November 10, 2015]

Dr. Mike and Michelle

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