Alter Ego — Viewfromtheside’s challenge for November 26, 2010

Here it is — this was fun!  Thank you for the challenge.

© 2010 Kathy Larson

All Rights Reserved

 

Alter Ego

 

My alter ego is . . .

. . . tall.  Willowy.

She has a neck like Audrey Hepburn’s.

This other me is afraid of nothing.

Works hard,

so hard

to attain the goals

she sets.

She is driven,

but admired,

not afraid

of success.

Not afraid

that change

might change

her.

life.

My alter ego

keeps a perfect house,

there is

no

such

thing

as dust.

Windows gleam,

countertops shimmer,

tables are perfectly set.

The linens are crisp

clean and white,

they smell of

lavender

and roses.

She wears

high heels

even when

peeling potatoes.

She is well-read,

a scholar,

a sophisticated

conversationalist,

and

a dazzling host.

She

makes love

like a tigress

but curls

domestically and

demurely

into

the protective

curve of ‘his’

shoulder.

She is everything

I think

I

should be.

She

has made my life

unbearable.

The ‘real’ me

pales.

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9 thoughts on “Alter Ego — Viewfromtheside’s challenge for November 26, 2010

  1. Hi Everyone — Wow! thanks for such great comments, they blow me away. Just so everyone knows — the poem is not really about ME — it’s about all of us (women) and the terrible expectations we have of ourselves. I was hoping for a tone of satire, but I wrote it fast — maybe too fast? Of course, I do wish I had a neck like Audrey’s, but mostly I’m pretty much okay with the ‘real’ me. Thanks again — and go easy on yourselves!

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