Satire Poetry posted February 7, 2017

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by patcelaw

out on a
clothesline so I
can see myself as
others see me each day
I might behave differently.
This is what my mother told me
but I couldn't find clothes pins that strong
discouraged I kept falling from the line
I could never see how others saw me
so would someone kindly inform me
how it is I look in their eyes
so I will not keep falling
to the hard ground below
so I can keep on
walking each day
to be just
who I

-Patricia Lawrence


My mother used to tell me to hang myself on the clothesline, so I would see myself as other saw me. To me that didn't make any sense at all. Does it make sense to you?
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