[Recollect the Face of me]

Remember me as an
elephant figurine, 
chipped trunk, one ear, 
or a tailless squirrel
languishing in dust. 
Let me be that 
ever vexing, ever present something, 
cast away, retrieved. 

Today I will be a porcelain
table for a one-legged doll, 
her black sculpted hair scratched, 
eyes fixed ahead. 

For you I festoon
a spread of china bits, tea
cups, plastic fish. 
Every detail of our life
observed in miniature—there is your 
folded napkin, your 
match and cigarette, 
elegant, elegant.

 

Rebecca Hazelton

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