Come to the table!Mother said, meaningbring your best mannersand your appetitesbut I had neither –a naughty kid Come to the table!Teacher commandedexpectations highand I, distractedhad nothing to showbut humiliation Come to the table!said the mediator,negotiating divorceEx’s demands inflexible –my shell-shocked responselacking assertiveness Come to the table!nightmare voice says, and I tremble –tables are for gettingand […]

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