Mom: I got some green silk pajamas
by Lisa Marie Brodsky
A package came for you today.
The UPS man hopped away in his big brown carriage
and I picked the box up with shaking hands.
This is not my house, after all, and I didnt know
if it was my door to open.
But it was a package for me, this I know
The green silk pajamas you bought for my
I blushed and counted the rug fibers last night when you
told me what youd ordered:
Green silk pajamas for you to peel off me like a grape.
Mama doesnt know her babys shedding her skin like a happy lizard
If she knew shed send you to Siberia for sure.
Author's Note: VERY old poem... from 1998!
Posted on 11/25/2004
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