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a) My name is Marie and I'm a wallflower.
b) 23 years old.
c) From Georgia (country, not a state).
d) "“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”- Albert Einstein
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The Letter

I’m not feeling strong yet, but I am taking
good care of myself. The weather is perfect.
I read and walk all day and then walk to the sea.
I expect to swim soon. For now I am content.
I am not sure what I hope for. I feel I am
doing my best. It reminds me of when I was
sixteen dreaming of Lorca, the gentle trees outside
and the creek. Perhaps poetry replaces something
in me that others receive more naturally.
Perhaps my happiness proves a weakness in my life.
Even my failures in poetry please me.
Time is very different here. It is very good
to be away from public ambition.
I sweep and wash, cook and shop.
Sometimes I go into town in the evening
and have pastry with custard. Sometimes I sit
at a table by the harbor and drink half a beer.”

- Linda Gregg

Mar 28 '14 · Tagged poetry,
Mar 27 '14 · Tagged personal,
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