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Laura Burns United States (1/7/2013 3:04:00 PM)

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by Carolyn Kizer

Never believe I leave you
From any desire to go.
Never believe I leave so far away
Except from necessity.
After a whole day of separation
Still your dark fragrance clings to my skin.
I carry your letter everywhere.
The sash of my dress wraps twice around my waist.
I wish it bound the two of us together.

Do you know that we both conceal our love
Because of prior sorrow, superstitious fear?
We are two citizens of a savage era
Schooled in disguises and in self-command,
Hiding our aromatic, vulnerable love.

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  • Rookie Rosalind Pritchard (1/10/2013 9:40:00 AM) Post reply
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    Dear Laura,
    I am very grateful to you for supplying this poem. Thank you very much indeed. Warm wishes,

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