Dear Aunt June, how many Coca-Cola
bottles and Mr. Peanuts
tiny thimbles and spoons?
a museum of homage
to American growth
rows and rows
of little, lacquered shelves
meanwhile our forks
have ran away with our spoons
and food stamps won’t buy clothes
but once my father won a pin
for selling the most vacuums

Dawn Tefft | Mudlark No. 29
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