THE RED SILKROBE
By Verna Lee Hinegardner
"I must be practical," I said,
"he does not need a robe of red;
A flannel robe will be just right
to wear when he can’t sleep at night."
And, so I chose a flannel robe
to mail, gift wrapped, across the globe.
Regretfully, I judge my thrift.
I cannot choose another gift
for he has passed beyond my sight
and I’m the one awake at night.
Will grief assault each time I spy
the red slik robe I did not bu