Friday, January 06, 2006


My cake, expatriated, feared
being eaten far from home,
being made of ingredients
Christian bakers wouldn't allow;

my party, exiled, loathed golden silence
where Viennese waltz, be-bop, and
cymbalom don't cotton to karaoke;

and my candles, exhumed one at a time,
heaved to be blown out by desert air.

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