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Ode to A New Toy

Out of the box
shiny and new
You have a certain smell
that jars my nose
and makes my brain happy.

You are heavily lightweight.
Your instructions written
by a person with little grasp
of the language required.

I look for a power cord,
a place to put one —
any hole, really, will do.
You are flawlessly

Confronted by the fact
that perhaps
you were mailed with
not your own:

Oh, new toy. How you

But wait–
A child comes.
Takes one look and utters the magic phrase:


Lisa Holcomb graduated from Texas A&M University in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in English. She resides in East Texas with her husband, 3 boys, and 2 cats. She writes fantasy and science fiction for both young adult and adult audiences. She has written for numerous blogs, newsletters, and the occasional poetry magazine. She has spent the last couple decades blogging at various websites about growing up adopted and living and parenting with chronic illness, finally combining it all into one blog at Her first full length novel is nearing completion.