Keith Gaboury

Rookie - 0 Points (December 11,1985 / Berkley, CA)

Birthday Wish - Poem by Keith Gaboury

dandelion fuzz
spikes past
a hummingbird’s
slapshot blurred wings
from a girl’s pricked
balloon checks—
eyes shut,
she blows a
hurricane wind
for another
birthday cake wish
while not wanting
to lift her shuttering
eyelashes to see
if her latex-covered
mouth could muster
the strength for a
seeded hope to
become a
blooming flower.


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  • (9/29/2005 9:39:00 AM)


    This is so well written that there is not one obscure line. We picture it, we feel it, we respond. What poet could ask for more?

    Raynette
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  • (9/29/2005 8:27:00 AM)


    This is the real stuff that poetry is made of-one thing leads to another. See my poem 'The Kings of Heidelberg.' (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 26, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, October 17, 2005


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