Poetry Appearing in Poetry In Motion® Portland

Say Uncle

Kay Ryan

Every day
you say,
Just one
more try.
Then another
irrecoverable
day slips by.
You will
  say ankle,
you will
  say knuckle;
why won't
you why
won't you
say uncle.
 
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"Say Uncle" from Say Uncle.
Copyright © 2000 by Kay Ryan.
Reprinted with permission of Grove Press.

 

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