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Louise Glück

I am tired of having hands
she said

I want wings—
But what will you do without your hands
 to be human?
I am tired of human

she said

I want to live on the sun—

— Louise Glück, from “Blue Rotunda,” Poems 1962-2012. (Farrar, Straus and Giroux July 8, 2014)  Originally published January 1st 2012.

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