NOT JOYFULLY EXPECTED

She waited ‘til she was ninety four
before she told us.
She was not joyfully expected
except by her sister who seemed to be
the only one who cared.
Her cradle was a dresser drawer.

That sister went to Vasaar —
a brother went to Yale.
She was smart enough.
Instead
her parents blessed an early marriage.

Had not that happened
I’d not be here to tell you
that she waited ‘til she was ninety four
before she told us.

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