When I looked and saw the postman coming

A red fallen flag; a grey house.

The tin door’s open – an invitation.


Seven golden pears, in a single golden row

And twenty-seven pickled feet in a jar.

My father picks them out with a silver fork,

And lays them out on the granite bar.


I followed my mother to where the milk’s sold.

Twenty-four teeth, and two of hers are gold.


Torn colored cloths in a green thorn tree.

And a red tin flag atop a closed tin house.


They say my father looks nothing like me.

The End

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