Framed Small Print - Hurry | Syracuse Cultural Workers

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Framed Small Print - Hurry

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$35.00
8 in.
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10in.

Hurry

Poem by Marie Howe Anna Oneglia, art SCW©2011

A poignant reminder of the really important things in life.

Hurry
We stop at the dry cleaners and the grocery store
and the gas station and the green market and
Hurry up honey, I say, hurry hurry,
as she runs along two or three steps behind me
her blue jacket unzipped and her socks rolled down.

Where do I want her to hurry to? To her grave?
To mine? Where one day she might stand all grown?

Today, when all the errands are finally done, I say to her,
Honey I'm sorry I keep saying Hurry—
you walk ahead of me. You be the mother.

And, Hurry up, she says, over her shoulder, looking
back at me, laughing. Hurry up now darling, she says,
hurry, hurry, taking the house keys from my hands.
Marie Howe

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Anna Oneglia
Marie Howe

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