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Anne Sexton - Where It Was At Back Then

last night I dreamt
they cut off your hands and feet.
you whispered to me,
Now we are both incomplete.

I held all four
in my arms like sons and daughters.
I bent slowly down
and washed them in magical waters.

I placed each one
where it belonged on you.
"A miracle,"
you said and we laughed
the laugh of the well-to-do.

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Poet: Anne Sexton
Poem: Where It Was At Back Then
Poem of the Day: Feb 13 2015

Comment 1 of 1, added on July 19th, 2011 at 11:08 AM.

Mighty useful. Make no mistake, I appreicate it.

Mattingly from Micronesia

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