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Lady Butterfly by Joann Vitali


To Go Into The Desert

Genevieve Fitzgerald

I balk at your plans
To go into the desert
For one thing, itís dry

Itís dry, hot and harsh
A siliciferous zone
And I prefer water

For another,
Whether forty days
Or forty years, I donít want
Manna; to wander

I want direction.
Though itís been given before.

And I suspected
Its veracity each time
Yes Ė repeatedly

So, I understand
What youíre doing. Iím in my
Desert already