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April 22, 2007
It Figures #36

A Bird in the Hand

The only boy in my High School
To have a tattoo was Ronnie.
He smoked
Combed his hair straight back
And always wore
A jean jacket.
He was ahead of his time
And didnít know
He was supposed to wear leather

His tattoo,
In the palm of his hand was a bird,
Not a hawk, or falcon, or eagle
But more of a sparrow
And that, not well rendered

You could ask Ronnie about
His tattoo
About the bird in his hand
But it would just make him stutter.
Nothing else did.