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by Debra Ifill, for outsideleft.com
originally published: July, 2007
A new poem from Debra Ifill
by Debra Ifill, for outsideleft.com
originally published: July, 2007
A new poem from Debra Ifill

Start Me

If and when you choose

To be in me,

Please choose precisely

Where to begin me;

Like the cut that

Begins a brand new piece of thread

That will hold together

My seams and frayed edges.

- I beg you, start me clearly

And lay yourself through me

Like the bushels of

Leaves you'll be collecting about me.

And finish me

Definitely.

Remember me Infinitely.



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