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Thursday, 14 March 2013

All I Can Do is Watch

By Arlene Corwin

I hesitate these days
To stick in pronoun one
Instead of using I.
(It isn’t ‘in’ in poetry
To use the pronoun I).

all anyone can do
Is watch while right arm wrinkles
From one day to next. Extra
Nature toying
with done youth;
Gone youth.

Emergent skin tone
Snake design and turtle shell
Fish’s scale, jigsaw puzzle,
Earth’s own map
(I’m horrible at similes – and no ability to rap)
All I can do is watch a bit,
Say “shit” under my breath
And look away.

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