For Violet – by Kevin T. Poet For Hire

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violet with the pink

balloon, how your hair

is cut straight across your forehead

& how i remember once

had straight-banged peers

missing tooth grins

some sort of monster under the bed fears

violet with the

pink balloon

may your hair grow straight & long

rhythms & subtleties of a private song.

for violet, bangor, ME 2013

k.t.

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