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Gathering In
          for Emily
by CJ Muchhala

Like Persephone she despairs
of ever feeling
sunlight diaphanous
as lacewings in her hair

The house a warm dark cave
all sound muffled but the fire
licking pine
her heart's weighted beat
and in her dream a fly

buzzing


CJ Muchhala Published in Wisconsin Poets' Calendar 1991




 


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