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Pete's thalidomide handshake

in the end he renounced
shaking people's hands
kept his stumps hidden
deep in his shirt sleeves
so what he'd say
if people stare
in ignorance showing off
their hands to me

14 Jan 10

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An insightful write.
 — Redlander

i like it.

wouldn't change a thing.
i like the hint of jealousy. i the last stanza even
if it wasn't meant
 — billy423uk

very accurate  portrayal
 — unknown