Happiness

Happiness is fine, from twelve to twenty-nine. But thinning haired and thirty, you crave the sure and sturdy. You seek a house and wife and benefits—a life, built to your …

Illustration of a tree trunk with leaves and a worm
Illustration by Alëna Skarina

Happiness is fine,
from twelve to twenty-nine.
But thinning haired and thirty,
you crave the sure and sturdy.
You seek a house and wife
and benefits—a life,
built to your father’s design,
that’s safe to age and die in.

This appeared in the April 2014 issue.

P.C.
Alëna Skarina
Alëna Skarina counts among her clients the Globe and Mail, the National Post, and Chatelaine.

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