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Contributor Series 11: On Birthdays, Birthdays

06.20.12 Posted in Contributor Series 11, today's words by

Contributor Series 11: On Birthdays

By Harris Tobias

My birthdays stack up like dirty plates
After a party
Plastic forks and half eaten cake
Make for a tipsy pile
Another year, hooray,
I have come this far
Log another birthday in the file
Is that one more or one less?
Both I guess
And while I’m glad to have been around to see three score
And ten
I can’t help but wonder 
Just how many more are left
And how many will not come again

Harris Tobias’ most recent poem to appear here was Weeds (June 2012).

One Response to “Contributor Series 11: On Birthdays, Birthdays”

  1. bobbie troy says:

    Good question! I be we all wonder that.

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