Looking for the Key

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Looking for the Key

Hands turning a clock backward
I have been looking for this key

For many months and I could not

Find it.

But of course it was there all along.


I think that it is the thought of

Fruitcake on the sideboard,

More than chill in the air, or turning leaves.

More than Spring or Summer, certainly

More than the turn of the year,

That it is fruitcake on the sideboard

That marks the turning of my years.

Rugby and Cap’n Bor and Fred Rubbit

Birthday cards,

These were the things

That meant a new year.

And fruticake, white iced

On the white plate on the dark wood,

Silver knifed.
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