Elise Paschen

(Chicago / United States)

Elise Paschen Poems

1. Birth Day 1/13/2003
2. Under the Dome 2/10/2015

Birth Day

For Alexandra, born May 17, 1999

Armored in red, her voice commands
every corner. Bells gong on squares,
in steeples, answering the prayers.
Bright tulips crown the boulevards.

Pulled from the womb she imitates

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