Saturday, November 17, 2012

Daughter, Daughter By Alberta Turner

When you peel an egg, leave the skin.
If you jump rope, drop the loop.
A pound of feathers equals a pound
of axes.
Blackbirds don't make good pies,
Fill a fruit pie twice as full.
Tin coughs, glass gargles, sand swallows.
Steal only what you can wear.
Two nickles don't ring like a dime.
Saints come in pints, quarts, gallons.
Step on a crack, break your mother's back;
Skip one, break your own.
Seeds are round,
Shells listen.

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