I Celebrate Your 18th Birthday Without You*

lick lip whip pour bake
wrap gift spread frost cake
car screech life stand still
wave crash bring heart break

-Uchechi Kalu
Copyright 2002
All rights reserved.

*My brother Emmanuel Kalu, died on February 24, 2001, one day before his 18th birthday. T’ang poetry is a style of Classical Chinese poetry from the T’ang dynasty.