by Debbie Feller

Her left hand,
the one she uses most,
is host to a multitude
of scratches and bite marks.

She can’t seem
to keep from placing it
between the cat’s front legs

maybe due to
the comfort of knowing
what always happens.

-refers from the phrase “I saw your hands” in Elizabeth Langemak’s poem In the Climate Controlled Premium Wine Room, You Surprise Me by Knocking Something Over Before I Do

  1. Thank you so much, Jessie, for the honor of being in Referential. And thanks to Elizabeth for such a wonderful poem to refer to! 🙂

  2. Thank you for sharing the poem with us!

  3. Brava Debbie — 2011 has only just started, and already you are having a banner year!

  4. Jeanette Gallagher

    We all do it, don’t we? Like the words that roll out of our mouths and we wish we could stuff them back in and start over…too late.

  5. Ah Rose . . . I think this has much to do with having such awesome editors! 🙂 Thank you!

  6. I loved how you saw that kind of consistency in other behaviors too! Thank you so much, Jeanette, for reading and commenting!

  7. Great poem, Debbie. I “think” I;ve seen it before. 🙂

  8. Thank you, Helen . . .I think you are right! 🙂

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