Mary Ruefle

(1952 / Allegheny County, Pennsylvania)

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna Menon Geeta Radhakrishna Menon (11/8/2017 12:14:00 AM)

    Just like the human beings, the earth too goes through various emotions.
    i believe in this phenomena - daze!
    Congrats Mary.

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Beloved, men in thick green coats came crunching
through the snow, the insignia on their shoulders
of uncertain origin, a country I could not be sure of,
a salute so terrifying I heard myself lying to avoid
arrest, and was arrested along with Jocko, whose tear
had snapped off, a tiny icicle he put in his mouth.
We were taken to the ice prison, a palace encrusted
with hoarfrost, its dome lit from within, Jocko admired
the wiring, he kicked the walls to test the strength

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