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Old Woman Outside The Family Dollar Store
by Doug Holder

Monday, February 23, 2004
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To her


I am an unruly child.


Disturbing her


every morning


as she sweeps


the parking lot


her children


vanished


with the stretch of years...


So now


her sweeping gestures


across the littered asphalt


are for some


extended family:


fleet of foot


out of touch


but still...


in need


of a


mother.

Ibbetson Press
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Reviewed by The Smoking Poet 6/24/2004
Spare and precise, clean and on target.
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 6/14/2004
I like the feel of this one. Thank you.
Reviewed by J. Allen Wilson 2/23/2004
Excellent write...enjoyable read.
Allen
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/23/2004
good one!
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart 2/23/2004
Ah, perfecto! I love the feel of this work! Makes me feel like I'm there watching it happen! And even though I already have a mother, I wouldn't be opposed to being this woman's child. That's how this poem makes me feel. Wonderful, wonderful work!!!
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