Seated at the right hand of the father

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Seated at the right hand of the father

Good
at hiding 
it
won't know to look at
handicap
disability
embarrassment, worse than bad breath

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 
because you've got a 
permanent
detached 
something or other 
which explains a lot

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 father is always right  
father is right handed








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Date: 9/7/2013 4:06:00 PM
wow! Can I say watch out... a mighty interesting one... xox..Linda
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Date: 9/5/2013 9:29:00 PM
Nice memories neatly penned
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Date: 9/6/2013 3:47:00 PM
Thank you