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Issue # 3 January 2011
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Joan Page-Durante

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I still call her mommy and today
on her ninetieth birthday I felt
like a child, a small peanut
in an old piece
of chocolate.

I sang happy birthday in a voice
no one could love
and she listened and at the perfect
moment she said "thank you".
"Is this Joan?"