LilacFree (lilacfree) wrote,
LilacFree
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Short, sweet, strong.

Habitation
by Margaret Atwood

Marriage is not
a house or even a tent

it is before that, and colder:

the edge of the forest,
the edge of the desert
the unpainted stairs at the back
where we squat outside, eating popcorn

the edge of the receding glacier

where painfully and with wonder
at having survived even this far

we are learning to make fire
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