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Spring Festival

Sinead Morrissey

My body has become the body of the festival:
The vaginas on shrines reduce me to the facts of life.
And my wedding vows to you are this festival's promises -

A roaring in the ears, narrow entrances,
And the two of us hauled into life's own procession
Of mother after mother after mother.
Taken from 'New Poetries II'...
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