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First Line: Growing old in shabby clothes
Last Line: Blowing in the wind
Subject(s): Life

Growing old in shabby clothes
is a bewilderment for someone
who wanted all his life
to wear something handsome
under the handsome sun.

In darkness under the bent
moon I bend
to pick from the frozen road
a shred of birch bark
blowing in the wind.

Used with the permission of Copper Canyon Press, P.O. Box 271, Port Townsend, WA
98368-0271, www.cc.press.org

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