Elise Paschen

(Chicago / United States)

Poems of Elise Paschen

1. Birth Day 1/13/2003

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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