Celebration

Poetry
Deborah Bacharach


Photo Credit: Lauren Treece/Flickr (CC-by-nc-nd)

If you are celebrating silence, I will bring you snow.
If you are celebrating happiness, I will drive
you to the beach in a red taxi and give you a green
daiquiri and a yellow umbrella. I will sing
morning drum songs for you.
If you are celebrating your first period, I will wrap
fear in a blanket and caress it slowly.
I will whistle long and low just for you.

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Deborah Bacharach is the author of After I Stop Lying (Cherry Grove Publications, 2015). Her work has appeared in 2River, Arts & Letters, Calyx, and Blue Mesa Review among others. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize twice. Find out more about her at DeborahBacharach.com. Email: debbybacharach[at]me.com