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Men by Maya Angelou

When I was young, I used to Watch behind the curtains As men walked up and down the street. Wino men, old men. Young men sharp as mustard. See them. Men are always Going somewhere. They knew I was there. … Continue reading

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To See Him Again by Gabriela Mistral

Never, never again? Not on nights filled with quivering stars, or during dawn’s maiden brightness or afternoons of sacrifice? Or at the edge of a pale path that encircles the farmlands, or upon the rim of a trembling fountain, whitened … Continue reading

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The Nails by W. S. Merwin

I gave you sorrow to hang on your wall Like a calendar in one color. I wear a torn place on my sleeve. It isn’t as simple as that. Between no place of mine and no place of yours You’d … Continue reading

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