Poetry Forum Areas

Introduce Yourself

New to PoetrySoup? Introduce yourself here. Tell us something about yourself.

Looking for a Poem

Can't find a poem you've read before? Looking for a poem for a special person or an occasion? Ask other member for help.

Writing Poetry

Ways to improve your poetry. Post your techniques, tips, and creative ideas how to write better.

High Critique

For poets who want unrestricted constructive criticism. This is NOT a vanity workshop. If you do not want your poem seriously critiqued, do not post here. Constructive criticism only. PLEASE Only Post One Poem a Day!!!

How do I...?

Ask PoetrySoup Members how to do something or find something on PoetrySoup.

The Position

 They let me in.
I went right up to the nursery and climbed into the crib, and assumed the famous fetal position.
They didn't know what to make of it.
They stood by the crib looking down at me.
They were young.
This was their house.
Instead of an infant, a grown man is in the nursery.
Of course they hadn't planned on anything like this.
It never occurred to them that anything like this could happen.
I had made my move.
All I could do was to keep the position, pretending to sleep .

Poem by
Biography | Poems | Best Poems | Short Poems | Quotes | Email Poem - The PositionEmail Poem | Create an image from this poem

Poems are below...

Top Russell Edson Poems

Analysis and Comments on The Position

Provide your analysis, explanation, meaning, interpretation, and comments on the poem The Position here.