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Alicia Suskin Ostriker
Alicia Suskin Ostriker
Born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1937, Alicia Suskin Ostriker has been a finalist for both the National Book Award and the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize...
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psalm

 
by Alicia Suskin Ostriker

I am not lyric any more
I will not play the harp
for your pleasure

I will not make a joyful
noise to you, neither
will I lament

for I know you drink 
lamentation, too,
like wine

so I dully repeat
you hurt me
I hate you

I pull my eyes away from the hills
I will not kill for you
I will never love you again

unless you ask me 






Copyright © 2001 by Alicia Suskin Ostriker. Reprinted by permission of University of Pittsburgh Press. All rights reserved.
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