a change of contents intended

it came in pink tissue, crumpled. the glass.

she said that i may like it though it was

not good class, did not ring true. i said

i did and imagined an elixir, blue and

deadly poisonous.

it has sat waiting, and being of a pleasant

#mood added the lead soldiers instead.

( i guess those be toxic if sucked steadily)

so here is the glass with the old clock

that chimes wrong and the photo of

my father in the war, behind.

thank you mary. it is your birthday soon,

then mine comes later.