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Lyn Lifshin

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Someone writes kike on 
the blackboard and the 
"k's" pull thru the 
chalk   stick in my

plump pale thighs
even after the high
school burns down the
word is written in

the ashes   my under
pants elastic snaps
on Main St because
I can't go to

Pilgrim Fellowship
I'm the one Jewish girl
in town but the 4