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Nash, Edith / Practice the here and now: selected writings of Edith Nash
(2001)

Nash, Edith
Anniversary,   p. 58


Page 58

58Be with their gentlemen's C averages? So unfair"
Jews shouldn't be so bright, nor so committed to learning
It takes away scarce places at prestige colleges
From real American children.
I wonder about myself
Was I not a real American child?
Anniversary
Seasons end, red berries in the box.
River shines, flattens, softens into stillness.
Soon solid. Underneath life starts — Swells, stops, tarries, moves.
Do plants yearn upward? Or is it only our intent
To make fruit? To be? To begin again...


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