Seems


Mom tosses clothes all over her bed


tears out seams



See that green dress, a skirt


this silk blouse,


a jacket



rip sew press



Split open close


Betsy J said


“let seams show”



This wool dress a skirt the pink linen


A a scarf who knows



My dear girl You will be given scripts



Don’t let anyone tell you



what to say to ask Tear



it up Spread the scraps over your desk


The beginning is


The end



A woman must split open close


rip out what seems



A woman has to be more than seen


Listen to me listen to your mother


You have to


Do not listen to me