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MY MOTHER BIT


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My mother bit bed pillows
on the long end
as a way of holding them
before slipping clean pillow cases
over them.

Another way to do this
is to clasp the pillow
between one’s chin and chest.

To avoid the biting and clasping
one can lay the pillow down
and work the case back and forth
to wiggle it over what it covers.

Or, if you’re wealthy
you can hire help
and forget the methodology.

My wife bites pillows, too.
Occasionally I do.

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