Block Island Times

The Suit

April is National Poetry Month. It was introduced in 1996 and is organized by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.
The suit, hand-me-downed
from her beloved teen-aged
cousin Kathleen, hung in
a back closet, ready for her
to size up to it, ready for
the appropriate occasion.
Ready or not, the occasion came.
By long distance telephone,
her mother directed her to suit up

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