poetry critical

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Random Poem:

Monkey Toes

Some are larger,
some are smaller,
but all toes have the same basic pattern,
from largest to smallest,
and we never think about it much,
Until we see some freak of nature
whose middle toe far exceeds the rest,
like some damned chimpanzee with finger toes,
swinging from the vines of an African Obechi tree.
And it’s even more awkward on a woman,
like the time I was the maid of honor in my sister’s wedding,
and I had to wear those shoes with the little peep hole,
and my fucked-up toe stuck out of them,
like I was flicking off the red carpeting of the church aisle
every time I moved one foot in front of
the other.

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