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The Cruelest Month

09.12.19 Posted in today's words by

Leah Stenson’s most recent poem to appear here was “Same River Twice” (November 2011).

The Cruelest Month
By Leah Stenson

At first suggestion of spring
the young shed their winter wool
bare their supple, rosy flesh
while, I, with hair the color of snow,
button my coat at the neck.

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