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from The Plainswoman's Mission Diary

 

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Tuesday

 

Day of reckoning.
Books badly spoiled
from damp, unable to settle
birds, all of March
awash. Little one appears
w/ Thrush. Cure: sing
8th Psalm (per Miss W)
& bleach bedding. The rabbit,
a weak people, maketh
its house in the rock.

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Wednesday

 

My good Snow
I ask that you
fade badly, one
brindle calf. Commence
milk. Dearly the sky
please pay one half
value of sugar, dear
fade, dear calf dreaming
a needy place please
please oblige me.

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Friday

 

Day broke reddish,
cattle low, Bro. M fixes
upon the Sea. Vessels
bring French butter
and arms. Branch advises
against snow. Still
it comes, like wool. Nothing
washed in Winter should
mend, correct. Should drug.
The Lord's ways kept.

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CAT JONES lives in New England, where she keeps a husband and a baby and a little garden. Her work has appeared in DIAGRAM, The Laurel Review, and the Tupelo Press Poetry Project. Her chapbook The Plainswoman's Mission Diary is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press.


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