My Thing

by Drora Matlofsky

I have a thing,
Yes, that kind of thing,
Not the kind
You put in the what-do-you-call-it,
The other kind,
The kind everybody has,
A normal kid of thing,
Quite the thing
You can use every day
Any way you want,
Like this or like that,
According to your taste.
Some like it this way,
Some like it that way.
Some use it upside down,
But I wouldn't advise you to do that,
No need to tell you why.
Guess what would happen
If I used my thing the wrong way,
That would be the wrong thing to do,
Not at all appropriate,
Not the thing nice people do.
Everybody would think
I'm one of those,
When actually I'm not.
I'm just one of the crowd,
Doing my own thing.

Drora Matlofsky has been living in Jerusalem since 1984. Her poetry in English has appeared in various poetry and Jewish magazines and her poetry in French can be found on the Poésie Française site.

Last updated October 11, 2015