Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Relieved not to be a Mouse

We all had nicknames
in grade school.
I suppose it was

a rite of passage.
I'm not sure
I remember

anyone else's,
but mine
was certainly

etched in everyone's
as well as in mine.

they called me, partly
because my ears stuck

straight out,
and partly
because I was so short,

and then partly
because it kind of

if that's a word, with
my last name,