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October 30, 2020

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An unexpected and moving way for a much older poet (female, feminist, Jewish) to start the day--thank you! There's an old European Jewish joke about the unexpected connection, but I'd rather send it to Adrienne Su privately--she can e-mail me at jlapidus@post.harvard.edu . Meanwhile, the poem is not only enlightening but very fine. Love the not-quite-rhymes, more like assonance, at the end of the lines!
All best to you, in good health and good company during these dark times,

Brilliant poem.

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