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The right hand of the father

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The right hand of the father

Pretty good at hiding it
and you wouldn't know to look at it
the handicap
the disability
an embarrassment worse than bad breath

I must have smacked my head against something
when I was playing good cop, bad cop
and I was the suspect
guilty of something no doubt

Taken downtown
for interrogation
on why we didn't finish everything on the plate

Taken downtown
to the experts
on why this sorta thing keeps happening 

Taken down
to a low spot 
on the carpet
that better get clean right now mister!

Taken down to the 
Department of Motor Vehicles 
where you flunk the eye test
cos you got a

Permanent
Detached
Something or other

Which explains a lot of things

Like why I left
why I lean left
dress to the left
get left holding the bag
feel left out
but don't see left

Because dad's right handed








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  1. Date: 9/7/2013 4:06:00 PM

    wow! Can I say watch out... a mighty interesting one... xox..Linda

  1. Date: 9/5/2013 9:29:00 PM

    Nice memories neatly penned

    Boyle Avatar Patrick Boyle Date: 9/6/2013 3:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you