Dailies 4/23/17: ironing one’s father’s shirts, getting locked out of one’s house by one’s mother, becoming independent & getting one’s own place, & dreaming of having kids of one’s own

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Jo McDougall – Fairy Tale

I’m fourteen, ironing my father’s shirts.
I am his handmaiden, chosen.

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Marilyn Longstaff – Opposite Freedom Fields Park, 1961

 

My mother, in a fit of whimsey, locked us out.

 

decided we should walk, like tradesmen,

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Margaret Hasse – Belongings

After being a student, then an hourly worker,
I became a career girl and earned real money.

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Joseph Seamon Cotter Jr. – A Prayer

As I lie in bed,
Flat on my back;
There passes across my ceiling
An endless panorama of things—

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