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ONE OF TOO By Kevork K Kalayjian Jr The sky is more expensive here simply because there are too many windows. It's no use, but you keep on trying You press the elevator button for the top floor, The lights will indicate that you are going up But down and down you will go Till you reach the temple of faith, There, prayer consists of rearranging the furniture, Until by chance, you will find the invocation, The furniture arrangement, which will please their Gods. And when you are exhausted, tired of moving the furnishings, run out to the street, and wait by the main entrance for the delivery man, to bring the missing parts of your soul, delivered to your door, C. O. D. Remember the village, remember the farm, you did something with your own hands, you milked the cow. Now, everything is sold, nobody milks the cow, they just watch the animal dance, in the middle of an air-conditioned auditorium. -- Kevork K. Kalayjian, Jr. A graduate of the AGBU's Melkonian Educational Institute, Nicosia, Cyprus, holds a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Fairleigh Dickinson University, Rutherford, NJ, a M. Ed. Counseling Psychology, from WilliamPaterson University, Wayne, NJ, and CPA requirements completed at Pace University, NYC. Kevork resides in NY with his wife Maral, and three sons Aramazt, Tro, and Ohanes. A descendant of survivors of the Genocide from the town of Kilis, in the Cilician region of Armenia, an accountant by profession, he likes to paint and write. His next project is to collect the names of 100 volunteer Armenian-American families who would like to resettle in Armenia and jump-start a new way of work and life there. Some of his poems have been published in literary periodicals such as "Ararat" and at www.poetry.com.