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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. Their prayer consists of rearranging the furniture, Until by chance, they 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, where 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, and a M. Ed. Counseling Psychology, from William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ. Kevork resides in NY with his wife Maral, and three sons Aramazt, Tro, and Ohanes.