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Contributor Series 11: On Birthdays, My Birthday

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

Contributor Series 11: On Birthdays
My Birthday

By Murray Dunlap

Oh to be 35, in a wheelchair, and live at home
Because of a car crash, hmph
Trying trying trying to stay sane
Failing failing failing
Relearning to walk, one day at a damn time
So I turn 36, in a cloud of anger
But I turn 39 in a passionate vision of happiness … 
Then comes 40, and who knows what it’ll bring
I’ll remain a writer, and the possibilities are limitless
40, my goodness, how did I get here?
But with love, goodness too, but love
I’ll see myself through

Murray Dunlap’s most recent poem to appear here was Winds (June 2012).

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

  1. bobbie troy says:

    Love and don’t forget hope!

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