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Please cite all poem references: “Excerpt from ‘Suzie Bitner Was Afraid of the Drain’ by Barbara Vance.” Thank you!

Tall

I’m thinking sequoia;
I’m thinking the moon;
I’m thinking tall thoughts
So I’ll grow pretty soon.

I’m thinking giraffe
Or a giant plateau;
And the taller I think,
The higher I’ll grow.

Mansions and flagpoles
Are tall in their rights;
It’s all in perspective
When dealing with heights.

I can feel myself stretch
As I sit here and speak;
Pretty soon folks will notice
My lofty physique.

I am thinking tall thoughts;
Being small’s such a bore;
By tomorrow giraffes
Won’t seem tall anymore.

~ Barbara Vance

Excerpt from the poetry collection “Suzie Bitner Was Afraid of the Drain”

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