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Russell Edson - The Pattern

A women had given birth to an old man.

  He cried to have again been caught in the pattern.

  Oh well, he sighed as he took her breast to his mouth.

  The woman is happy to have her baby, even if it is old.

  Probably it got mislaid in the baby place, and when they 
found it and saw that it was a little too ripe, they said, 
well, it is good enough for this woman who is almost 
deserving of nothing.

  She wonders if she is the only mother with a baby old 
enough to be her father.

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Poet: Russell Edson
Poem: The Pattern
Poem of the Day: Nov 13 2010

Comment 1 of 1, added on December 16th, 2005 at 3:59 PM.

I dont get it.... Im sorry but maybe if you explain it, most poems get you thining about things.


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