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Not Mya II
by Billye Okera

Friday, June 01, 2007
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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In growing older...the line to "special" is crowded.

Not Mya II


That I was niether Angella, Assata, Alice or Mya
Never dawned on me till I was fourty-two
And men no longer called me sweetie,
  But mam.
And I watched them not for the ripple of shoulders
Or buldged britches
Pondered over daquaries and girl talk
But for quiet compassions
And eyes too polite to notice
 Varicose veins and prolapsed stomachs.
Before then, I lived in a dream of 'special' me
Only waking to find the line to "special"...crowded.


                                                          Billye Okera


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Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 6/2/2007
Interesting! And time waits for no one, it just keeps marching on and on and on.......

Be safe,
Karen
Reviewed by Sue Hess 6/1/2007
wow can i relate to this one...did you write it for me...you could have



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