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Creative Writing

Life's Work

Did I say I was a creature
of habit?
I meant the opposite.
I meant behavior
is a pile of clothes
I might or might not wear.
Before all the sowing and reaping
could go on for centuries,
before the calendar,
I must have been convinced
that my movements
were both mandated
and blessed.
I've never been an old woman
knitting by a fire
but I've played one
in images
where it meant being foolish
or wise, a mistress
of distraction's
To rock while entwining
is life's work,
but I am reckless,

-    Rae Armentrout