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susan jennings

wake

I cry once a week;
not for some injustice
or broken word
Not even for attention
(because generally it's a smothered thing,
hidden)
But life has developed,
in the wake of its motions,
an overwhelming sense
of tragedy
which pervades my beaming
heart,
and breaks it
Again and again.


10/1994