Sewing Lessons by JD DeHart

I cannot stitch. Something
about the movement of thread
through substance. Something
about the simultaneous tapping
of my foot and the rise and fall
of the needle. I fear it too much.

So, if there are rips and tears,
if the cord comes undone, I’m
not the one to sweep in. I can
only stand by and watch.

JD DeHart is a writer and teacher. He has recently been nominated for Best of the Net, and his chapbook, The Truth About Snails, is available on Amazon.

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