Miriam Ulinover: Small Antiques

Small Antiques
by Miriam Ulinover

Once there were three girls as beautiful as gold,
who bragged about the rare antiques each of them possessed;

“I have a flowered head scarf”, the first said to the others–
“embroidered with cross stitches by my own grandmother.”

“I have a jeweled needle”- the second proudly stated–
“from my great grandmother with small diamonds decorated.”

Only the third girl laughed silently with pride,
And quietly opened the door to an alcove inside;

“The dearest small antique of all, is mine alone, right here–
my great grandmother herself of more than a hundred years!”

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