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Mary’s Birthday Party

She entered the room
as young as a virgin violet.
As bright
as the first edge of dawn.
As beautiful
as a smile in the process of happening.
Four billion
and several million
kites and ribbons old.
Not yet out of childhood,
nor enough candles
to cover the cake of Paradise.

Published inIndex of all Poems