End of February



February is sealed

and Iím brushed over once again

two years in a row theyíve ignored me

Iím a neglected child.


Why do they march on without me?

Can I be that offensive?

Maybe they tried to take me with them

but I was sound asleep?


Iíve been told by my peers

donít trust anyone over thirty

and Iíll never make it that far

but sometimes I wonít make it at all.


Iíll remain dormant for another year

then theyíll leap right over me again

but the year after that

Iíll get my date and be free.






David Epstein

3/2/98. Topic: End of the Month