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A Hole

September 22, 2021
By frostyashes SILVER, Belmont, Massachusetts
frostyashes SILVER, Belmont, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires" - Macbeth

As I stroll

      the streets

of New York

In a cashmere sweater    and 

straight leg jeans,

      I notice something.

Playing with my cats

in the morning.

      A loose string tugged 

out of my sweater.

I Didn't Think Much About It.

What's a little crack in a vase?

A scab on a knee?

A hole in a sweater?

   Turns out maybe

I should have paid attention.

          fixed it

Before the crack grew

Before the scab reopened

Before the hole unwound



I covered the 


 with the 


     of my bag

  But just because they

Can't see it

Doesn't mean it isn't there.

The author's comments:

Hi, I'm Lisa! Honestly, I was inspired to write this because I was in New York and my sweater ripped, but as I wrote it I realized how much it could represent as well. I hope you liked my poem, and thank you so much for reading it! :)

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