From “Mutable Earth” Louise Gluck

f”…So you couldn’t protect yourself?

The absolute
erodes; the boundary, the wall
around the self erodes.
If I was waiting I had been
invaded by time.

But do you think you’re free?

I think I recognize the patterns of my nature.

Bud do you think you’re free?

I had nothing
and I was still changed.
Like a costume, my numbness
was taken away.  Then
hunger was added.”

–Louise Gluck, from Vita Nova

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