Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE RODENT, by LEXIE DEAN ROBERTSON



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First Line: Day in and day out
Last Line: Everywhere I look.
Subject(s): Memory


DAY in and day out,
What is there to do?
Sit and hold my empty hands,
Remembering you.

Memory is a hateful thing
That gnaws like a mouse.
I hear it nibbling ... nibbling...
All through the house.

If I turn through my music
Or pick up a book,
I find nibbled edges
Everywhere I look.





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