When we were little
Mother made matching dresses
for us to wear on Easter Sunday

When we were older
we wore white gloves
fancy hats and high heels

Later I played the organ
and the Easter Bunny
left colored eggs in my organ shoes

I seldom go to church now
but when I do
the hymns make me cry.

Copyright © 2006 by Gwen Gould
Published in the March 2007 issue of Chronogram Magazine