August 25th, 1936

thirty days over 100

and

the country was in a terrible fix.

You borrowed just ten dollars

and a dress

of red and white dotted swiss.

You drove ninety miles to the south

to the judge’s house, for which you didn’t miss.

*

The same place as your mother was married,

 and she tore her silk dress on the way in.

An omen, my grandma always said,

not a good way for a marriage to begin.

*

Yours I know was better,

twenty-five dollars a month for an apartment in the shade.

When the two were joined together,

who knew that it was me,

that would ultimately be made!

*

Advertisements
Published in: on August 25, 2011 at 6:40 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , , ,

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://ananchorage.wordpress.com/2011/08/25/august-25th-1936/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: