Karen Carpenter

Young Karen Carpenter
played the drums,
sang the blues,
even if we
didn’t know it
It’s yesterday
once more

Her oversized heart
gave out at 32
but her angel voice
still lives

A childhood
idol to me
I starved
myself too
but not because of her

We all have
our reasons

Music schmaltzy?
I guess to some
but for
a kid like me
it was hopeful,
and true

Top of the World

Rainy Days and Mondays

We’ve Only just begun
to live . . .

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