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Off the Wall


Broken mirror off the wall

All of a piece with the past

Whose splinters glint like glass

Stuck in the sole of my shoe—

If I'm out of luck

And down at the heel too

Are seven years enough

Time for me to do?


Samuel Menashe



From The Niche Narrows: New and
Selected Poems,
Talisman House,
Publishers, © 2000.  Reprinted by
permission of the author.

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