A Wedding Toast

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David Harrison challenges poets to write around a single word and lets his readers vote for their favorite. In October 2009, the word was “thanks.” My poem placed third.

A Wedding Toast

Dear Auntie Karen,
Thanks for the thank-you note.
But it’s clear you didn’t
Open the box.

Did you really imagine
Your own brother (and his daughters)
Would give his only sister
A toaster
On her wedding day?

Before you rushed to return it,
We wish that you had discovered
Our gift cards and childish notes of love in each
Bread slot.


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