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I’ve put my life together
like a patchwork quilt,
and almost finished.
It is beautiful—
the lawn freshly groomed,
all of the pictures straightened on the walls.
Friends, travel, career, family, art, writing–
a happy life that
I have stitched together,
hiding the pain under the seams.
The NaPoWriMo prompt today is to peruse the work of a twitter bot, and use a line or two, or a phrase or even a word that stands out to you, as the seed for your own poem. “Under the seams runs the pain.” is the line from a Mary Ruefle tweet that I selected as my seed. When I Googled it, it said that it was a quote by
For some reason, my Photos system has gone crazy on my computer and I can’t preview or edit them or get them down to size, so I’m publishing this and will try to add photos later. Thanks to Forgottenman, we now have photos. I hope.