Friday, February 27, 2015

A wrist band

a wrist band
IDs me with name
and age—
still, all these people
ask me who I am

~hospital, Katy, Texas, USA
—Atlas Poetica 20, January 2015

5 comments:

  1. The situation and the irony are wonderfully relatable!

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  2. Really nice--I might hang out here for a bit and browse!

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  3. There is nothing like an ID wrist band to bring one to the brink of an identify crisis. Once again you've infused thoughtful layers into so few words, Janet.

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    1. thanks for the kind comments, jenny, audrey, and wendy.

      feel free to hang out here, audrey!

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  4. We are more than an ID badge with just our name and age inscribed...so much more to us and the stories of our lives than what it can hold. But yes, ironic, in this situation! Excellent, as always.

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