Padma Rajaoui

Rookie (California)

Padma Rajaoui Poems

1. A New Bedtime Story 10/19/2004
2. Aunt Millie 10/19/2004

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  • Maria Davids (10/20/2004 12:17:00 AM)

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Best Poem of Padma Rajaoui

Aunt Millie

Aunt Millie pinned her white hair
back with coral combs,
her bird-claw fingers grasping
at curtain fringe and lampshades,
at leather books and porcelain.

She tried to feel her way back
from the ruins of her mind,
reading her house like braille,
searching familiar trails.

She saw the king when she was twelve,
and then again last night.
Searching sunken treasure,
her childhood of footsteps
fragile in the sand.

“Who are you? ” she’d ask me daily.
“Have you come to see the king?
Put on your silk and pearls, ” she said,
handing ...

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