if i could have the year back again

if i could have the year back againto undo what i should havenever done —to do what i forgot, or failedto run where i did not want to run —if i could have the year back againand receive back what it took from mebut lose the beauty that came to be — would it be…

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burn slowly

two bayberry tapers half-wrapped in white tissue lie atop the dresser among the brown glass bottles the mississippi stonewood and the rock from orphan girl mine i’d like to get brass candlesticks and light them on the 31st to bring in the new year brightly the way my pilgrim grandmothers did where did you come…

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