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Lost Unity (excerpt)

Grace Schulman

I am grass that has taken the form
Of your body where it has lain, losing
All other forms; and every face
Breeds yours in my quick eyes.
I lie halved: my body strives for you
As roots struggle for earth.
I remember a starfish
I lifted out of the sea, rays
Lowering tiers of hollow feet
That grasped for water. I let it go,
My hand a star.

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"Lost Unity" (excerpt) from Burn Down the Icons by Grace Schulman, published by Princeton University Press. Copyright © 1976. Reprinted with the  permission of the author.


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