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September 25, 2022


Powerful. Thank you, Laura Orem.

Astonishing! I love this poem about what we carry in us (on a cellular level and a memory level) and what we we can bear and bear witness to.

powerfully perfect poem

Powerful poem. Thank you, Laura.

Fantastic poem! I love everything about it.

Oh Laura Orem, I love every hair on your buoyant head-- a head so filled with golden language, humor, compassion, loyalty, originality--and a lot of genius. Your poetry tells each of us where we have been.

Moving and strong poem. I love it.

I’m struck dumb. This amazing and sunning poem should comfort people everywhere. And allay some terrors.thank you.

I love this poem. It means more to me today than it did when I read it years ago. Thank you Terence.

Stacey: Thanks for the comment.

Powerful, meaningful poem with an unforgettable ending. Thank you, Laura Orem. Thank you, Terence.

Emily: Thanks for the comment.

Thank you, Laura Orem. Last thing I read before sleep tonight, and I'll carry it.

Thank you all for your generous and kind comments!

"Pretty" is to beauty as certainty is to wisdom. You're beautiful, Laura.

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on when I
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