Louise Gluck

(22 April 1943 / New York / United States)

Confession - Poem by Louise Gluck

To say I'm without fear--
It wouldn't be true.
I'm afraid of sickness, humiliation.
Like anyone, I have my dreams.
But I've learned to hide them,
To protect myself
From fulfillment: all happiness
Attracts the Fates' anger.
They are sisters, savages--
In the end they have
No emotion but envy.


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  • (5/14/2014 9:13:00 PM)


    Envy, jealousy and greed. The three greatest evils to exist in our world. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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