Bill Grace


False Pockets


I grew up
before the age of false economy
before fashion’s invention
of the false pocket.

I have learned to check.

What may look like a pocket
may be only that
a look,
but you have to look
to check
to know,
if what looks like a pocket
is a pocket.

Submitted: Sunday, January 12, 2014
Edited: Sunday, January 19, 2014
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I believe the reaction was influenced by the story of Plato's cave and the images on the wall but the immediate poem was inspired during a visit to the women's section of Walmart.

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