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Gifts from Scientists
by Rebecca Lu Kiernan
For the velociraptor you cloned me for Christmas
And the unbreachable hex translation
Of blueprints for other-world devices.
For the cigar box
Of artfully arranged broken birds
And the rainbow glitter you glued
To their gently twitching feathers.
The extinction level event asteroid
And naming it after me!
When you pushed my eye into the telescope
I could have sworn
You were giving me a star.
For the broken birds,
Instead of the merciless words,
A cross from which
I could never have climbed down
Copyright © 2012 by
Rebecca Lu Kiernan