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American Life in Poetry: Loving the Hands

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Julie Suk is a North Carolinian who, like all good writers, has taught herself to pay attention to what's happening right under her nose. Here's a good example of her poetry.

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Loving the Hands

I could make a wardrobe

with tufts of wool

caught on thistle and bracken.

Lost--the scraps

I might have woven whole cloth.

Come watch, the man says,

shearing sheep

with the precision of long practice,

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