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1.
Let Evening Come
Let the light of late afternoon
shine through chinks in the barn, moving
up the bales as the sun moves down.
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2.
Having It Out With Melancholy
1FROM THE NURSERY


When I was born, you waited
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3.
Otherwise
I got out of bed
on two strong legs.
It might have been
otherwise. I ate
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4.
Happiness
There's just no accounting for happiness,
or the way it turns up like a prodigal
who comes back to the dust at your feet
having squandered a fortune far away.
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5.
Briefly It Enters, And Briefly Speaks
I am the blossom pressed in a book,
found again after two hundred years. . . .

I am the maker, the lover, and the keeper. . . .
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6.
Finding A Long Gray Hair
I scrub the long floorboards
in the kitchen, repeating
the motions of other women
who have lived in this house.
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7.
Notes From The Other Side
I divested myself of despair
and fear when I came here.

Now there is no more catching
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8.
The Suitor
We lie back to back. Curtains
lift and fall,
like the chest of someone sleeping.
Wind moves the leaves of the box elder;
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9.
The Blue Bowl
Like primitives we buried the cat
with his bowl. Bare-handed
we scraped sand and gravel
back into the hole.
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10.
Biscuit
The dog has cleaned his bowl
and his reward is a biscuit,
which I put in his mouth
like a priest offering the host.
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