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You've given me a weapon

Poem by Anne-Marie Derése, translated by Judith Skillman.

You’ve given me a weapon.
You’ve flung your words
Into the human herd
Like stones.
The wounds were
Good to lick.
You have woken the tiger.
You’ve given as one takes.


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Poem You've given me a weapon - Judith Skillman