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from A Broken Bowl [1]

Patrick Friesen
From:   A Broken Bowl. Brick Books, 1997.


and there
where desert meets the city
in a shantytown
where squalor defines our wealth
there
where God lies beneath rubble
where the bowl is broken
there
a moment we might miss
a glance
a caressing hand

you never know



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