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The elephant in my backyard

The elephant in my backyard

I decided to spend my poetry prize money on frivolity. And, for frivolity on the cheap, there’s nothing like the store I work at. So I bought:

— one small elephant statue, in reconstituted stone

— one water prism, to hang above the Victorian potted palm in our sunny back room

— An actual physical book

— a mess of cards to send to those people who still dare to have birthdays

That was only $75, so I spent the remaining $25 on three bottles of fairly nice wine. The original idea was to buy one $25 bottle of wine, but it would have been wasted on me.

And hey, since I finally figured out how to add my own photos (not that it’s difficult, I’m just a techno slowpoke), here’s the water prism: