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Legacy

April 7th, 2017 by Magdalena Tabor

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She promised the box

Full of blue and white china

And says, in effect,

This is my legacy.

 

 

I imagine us

Arranging the bits and pieces

Of her storied life

On empty shelves,

Spelling out the chipped

And imperfect syllables

Of broken English

In cups and saucers.

 

 

But now she asks if I mind

Handing the box to Nina instead.

But if she has to ask, I reason,

Then the Legacy must

Be hers.

And the disappointment

Mine.

 

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