Volume LII Number 4
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She shops, cleans, cooks, gets sick,
Her life is a sacrifice she is
ambiguous about reclaiming.
The umbilical cord is never severed
entirely, her arms still ache for her
five hearts beating in her chest.
The Quadrant Book of Poetry: 2001 - 2010
edited by Les Murray