I asked God if it was okay to be melodramatic and she said yes I asked her if it was okay to be short and she said it sure is I asked her if I could wear nail polish or not wear nail polish and she said honey she calls me that sometimes she said you can do just exactly what you want to Thanks God I said And is it even okay if I don't paragraph my letters Sweetcakes God said who knows where she picked that up what I'm telling you is Yes Yes Yes
From The Palm of your Hand, 1995
Tilbury House Publishers
Copyright 1995 by Kaylin Haught.
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Reprinted by permission of Steve Kowit from The Palm of your Hand. Copyright 1995 by Kaylin Haught. For further permissions information, contact Tilbury House Publishers.
Kaylin Haught (1947-2018) was a poet from Albion, Illinois. Her poems appeared in Ms. Magazine, On the Bus, and other magazines and journals.