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Things Between Themselves

Heidi Lynn Staples
...to have been things among things between themselves and all others who live...
...to travel widely beyond the seas...
...to arrive one half king, one half informer...
...to appear o how atrocious soever...

...to present all the disabilities...
...to demonstrate an investment in kin...
...to show an interest real or personal in this...
...to uncover such estates...

...to expose ourselves as foundlings, nursed, clad, and taught...
...to observe ourselves founded by experience...
...to perceive ourselves discovered where unfounded...
...to receive the legacy and the gift...

...to forsake reckoned heavy sorrow...
...to suffer the penalties and become...

Copyright © 2011 by Heidi Lynn Staples. Used with permission of the author.

Copyright © 2011 by Heidi Lynn Staples. Used with permission of the author.

Heidi Lynn Staples