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VRL Thonger

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I'll write a poem every day, might be tiny but it'll be complete.


It was my favourite book. When my children

were young I had a burst of desperation or

perhaps self-pity: in all my childhood dreams

I told him sitting on the bed, I never imagined

spending most of my life being a servant

cleaning up after people, even ones I love.

I have an MA in Psychology, I make people

laugh and dance and friends light up

when I stride into the room – and let's not

forget the cleaning lady a few hours a week

what was I complaining about? As I sat and cried

he tried to hold my hands to stop me biting my

already bitten-down nails. Today, so many

years later, we're watching The Handmaid's Tale.

Day 46 Sonnet to the women

Time to read the book again.