Sunday, September 13, 2009

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it is just a ring
filled with history
given to a girl at 20
now 56

the ring bathed babes
traveled to South Africa
Switzerland, Hawaii, Mexico
Florida--
lived in Pennsylvania, Utah
California, Colorado

it is just a ring
that mopped floors
washed windows
baked bread made freezer jam
folded countless jeans
lead the primary children
as they raised sweet voices

the smooth gold has a pulse
has new warmth
more living loving working trying
after all

it is just a ring
filled with history
given to a girl at 20
now 21


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