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Vacant Possession by Anne Fitzgerald

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Getting Ready

Fitzgerald, Anne

Go to Shaws for white sheets, 
Egyptian cotton, a high thread 

count mind, to lay me out. 
Use candles in that bottom 

drawer, John  XX111 thrice
blessed, making a bishop 

of Tom Ryan back in 63.
Light them so I will find 

my way through deye 
of the needle, ease tight

squeeze, deaden clamouring 
at the gates. Let me pass 

without incident for what 
I have left unresolved. 


Copyright © Anne Fitzgerald 2017

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