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Given and Giver

By Darlene Young

Mother-fluids: Tears and milk and sweat. Filling and draining, at once, I thirst. Hurtling through the day, Or else meandering. (Both perilous, both right.) Haunted and hungry, Yet blossoming, widening, I abound as I yearn. A whole universe To some, and still Less than the dust. Bent forward, I fret, Bentback to regret. Waver and …

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