November 25, 2015

Homework Help: English Please help ASAP

Posted by Meena on Friday, June 28, 2013 at 3:04am.

What does this poem mean and how does it relates to people decision. I need to write an essay about it.

Whatever we do, whether we light
strangers’ cigarettes—it may turn out
to be a detective wanting to know who is free
with a light on a lonely street nights—
or whether we turn away and get a knife
planted between our shoulders for our discourtesy;
whatever we do—whether we marry for love
and wake up to find love is a task,
or whether for convenience to find love
must be won over, or we are desperate—
whatever we do; save by dying,
and there too we are caught,
by being planted too close to our parents

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