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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Chet Corey


Into the Light

At some point
you stop washing your hands
of this and that
and thrust them deeper
into doing whatever it is you do,
like that farm woman out in the barn
who thrusts both of her hands,
up to her elbows, into a broodmare,
twists right and left, then right again
and brings whatever's miscarried
into lantern light.