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Ruth Stone
Ruth Stone
Ruth Stone was born on June 8, 1915, in Roanoke, Virginia. Her...
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In the Next Galaxy

 
by Ruth Stone

Things will be different.
No one will lose their sight,
their hearing, their gallbladder.
It will be all Catskills with brand
new wrap-around verandas.
The idea of Hitler will not 
have vibrated yet.
While back here,
they are still cleaning out
pockets of wrinkled
Nazis hiding in Argentina.
But in the next galaxy,
certain planets will have true
blue skies and drinking water.






From In the Next Galaxy by Ruth Stone. Copyright © 2002 by Ruth Stone. Used by permission of Copper Canyon Press. All rights reserved.
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