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The Courage of Women

Jane Glazer

I think of the courage of women,
       how they endure,
how they walk miles to carry back water,
silence their pain, apportion
what's left behind of the rice.
       Keepers of eggs without shells,
they know how fragile the days are,
                 hope can spill onto the ground.
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"The Courage of Women" from Some Trick of Light, Adrienne Lee Press. Copyright © 1993 by Jane Glazer. Reprinted by permission of the author.


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