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Adrift by Dorothy Strangelove

By Dorothy Strangelove

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This is a collection of poems about various things that have prompted me to sit down and write verse.


On my sofa, sitting there
With their perfume and their stares
And their spotless coats and shoes,
Not real, plastic shop dummies
Speaking lies and saying You
And I feel their weight and the cut in my life,
Invisible blade invisible knife
To rip a hole in my life,
Take me with it and tear me with it,
As I sit and tell them
I am blameless while I clutch her
In my mind the blonde creature stares and
Makes a beckon with her hand,
My daughter follows and I
See the world shattered,
Child snatchers on my sofa,
In my life,
May as well have raped me
And done it with a knife.
Now the monsters all are gone,
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