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Sonia Halbach poem in Southword Journal 19Sonia Halbach is a reformed poet, reluctant reader, and redheaded writer. She just received her BA in English and Communications from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and currently resides in New York City. She's been previously published in Amulet, Breadcrumb Scabs, The Broad River Review, Chronogram, Conceit, Concise Delight, Dark Lady Poetry, Emprise Review, Main Channel Voices, The New Writer, Savannah Art and Literature, SP Quill, Taj Mahal Review, The Taylor Trust and Venture. She is also the winner of the Maya Angelou Peace Poem Competition in 2007.

 

 

 

 

Had I Been Made a Plate

 

 

Sealed in Styrofoam and cloth,
mounds of plates kept for occasions,
were found in attics and basements.
They had outlived their owners,
in the protective casings;
sterilized flower borders
maintaining their ancient shine.

But had I been made a plate,
hand washed after annual meals
and stored for a definite time,
I would forgo this quiet, clean end
to be the one that slipped from hands
of the designated dryer, crashing
on the tile, interrupting the mild
chatter of guests;

to evoke a hushed gasp
or hesitant applause.

 

 

©2010 Sonia Halbach

 

 

 

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