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Old January 8th, 2002, 12:12 AM   #15
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For underwear, the thick rag socks. Jeans, the black turtleneck, heavy old Irish sweater. Lace up the boots. Tell the kids: as many clothes as you can put on. And jackets. Everyone shoulders her own backpack. You there, with the pacifier--unload it. We're leaving light and fast. One teddybear each. One book each. Take my hand. Let me look at your eyes. Life will be long and good to us because we are women with deep hearts. Now . . .

. . . take one handful of dirt, drop it into the grave, dust yourself off. Let's go. We are ready.
We must travel in the direction of our fear. --John Berryman
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