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Sarracino, Carmine, 1944- / The heart of war
(2004)

No more forever,   pp. 27-29


Page 29


Mary rises from her chair,
her back to Atlanta
crumbling
to blackened
chimneys.
She drops her knitting, lets
slip her shawl to the floor.
Like David, when the child
was dead, I will get up
from my knees.
Will wash my face
and comb my hair.
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