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Unwritten License   1498.01.01  
Creators: Elizabeth Barrette (Writer)
Rai wonders how his mother makes everyone do what she wants. (Poem)
Posted: 11/30/12      [1 Comment] ~ 115 words.
 

Rai admired his mother
for many reasons,
but one in particular:

Jenorv had a way
of making everyone
do what she wanted.

It wasn't a license;
Rai knew that;
he had checked.

It was nothing written,
nothing verified,
nothing official at all.

It was just there,
somehow, some way,
unwritten and invisible.

He thought he could
almost hear it, feel it,
sense it working

when she spoke to folks
or crooked her fingers
or penned invitations.

Yet when he tried
to put his thumb on it,
somehow it slipped away.

Whatever it was,
however it worked,
Rai wanted it

and he was determined
to study her methods for
as long as it took to learn.

Author's Notes

This poem came out of the November 6, 2012 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired by a prompt from Ellen Million. It has been sponsored by Anthony and Shirley Barrette.

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