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Sewing Basket Case

A poem of defiance and defeat

By Rebecca HansenPublished 5 months ago 1 min read
Sewing Basket Case
Photo by Tracey Parish on Unsplash

How often you held me at needlepoint!

Snipping and clipping to cut me down

Each piercing criticism a prick

In your porcupine-like gown.

I’m done with being your pincushion;

I like the shape that I’m in.

Look in the mirror, because I’m out

And you’re on your own again

Now I use an iron-on applique

To repair the holes in my heart –

Have to keep the heat and pressure on

So I don’t fall apart;

I close my wounds with superglue

And I cut my bangs with a knife

And I buy new balls when I find them flat –

You’ve put me off sewing supplies for life.


About the Creator

Rebecca Hansen

Putting words down in writing makes me feel alive. What do I write about? Yes. Also that. I like to think that my randomness is charming.

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