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The Moon's Daughter

By Marion Moynihan

The Moon's Daughter

The Moon's Daughter Details:

Published: April 2005
ISBN:       0-9552003-1-8

Sample piece from The Moon's Daughter

For My Fifty-fifth Birthday

For my fifty-fifth birthday
I don't want another leather bag,
or a comfortable pair of Ecco shoes,
or a hand painted headscarf,
or a voucher for a Golden Years' weekend,
or even an hour's facial in the Radisson
or a year's subscription to Oprah.

What I do want for my fifty-fifth birthday
is a purple butterfly tattooed
between my navel and vagina
so that when the doctor visits
the nursing home in my ninety-fifth year
and everything else is shrivelled,
every faculty faulty or missing,
he will know forty years ago there was this woman
with a skittish sense of fun who found love
at fifty-five and marked it with a purple butterfly.

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