|Donna from Mo ||
Posted 03-06-2004 at 03:17:36
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MY LUCKY HAT
© copyright March 6, 2004
It's just an old black stocking cap that I've had, now, for years.
The weave is thick; it fits just right, and covers up my ears.
It says "Alaska Pipeline Project" on a yellow patch.
Although I've searched for ages, I can never find its match.
My husband's sister's second husband's brother bought the thing,
(A husband, Charlene later learned, who had the urge to "swing").
She got rid of the husband in a quickly-won divorce
And didn't want reminders, so I got the hat, of course.
It's not at all becoming, but it's comfortable and warm.
I've worn it out to milk the cows through many winter storms.
I've had it now through thick and thin... through skinny and through fat,
And I am quite attached to it. I really love that hat!
Spring arrives, and I put my beloved cap away.
Then fall approaches, and I've often felt a deep dismay
Not knowing just exactly where I put the thing last fall...
But knowing I MUST find it, or I can't go on at all!
It's funny how a silly cap would mean that much to me.
No other hat would feel the same, or have such history.
I can't explain my fondness for the hat, or tell you why:
I only hope it doesn't fall apart before I die.