Grace Paley: “freedom has overtaken me”

freedom has overtaken me     I
had run ahead of it for years
along an interesting
but narrow road     obeyed at least
half the rules imposed by
lovers children     a house a
political position     now out
of breath probably     I’m stuck
freedom has hold of my jacket
won’t let go     I am alone

Grace Paley (pub. 2008)

Photo credit: a man by bies

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~ by matt on 12 May 2008.

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