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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Because we were poor (Mueller)

We sat by the fire in our caves,
and because we were poor, we made up a tale
about a treasure mountain
that would only open for us

and because we were always defeated,
we invented impossible riddles
only we could solve,
monsters only we could kill,
women who could love no one else
Lisel Mueller, from "Why We Tell Stories"

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