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14Jun

Poem of the week: My Mother says No on Bloomsday by Mary O’Donnell

A daughter wonders whether her elderly mother’s reluctance to submit to her care might not be turning away from life, but affirming it

My Mother says No on Bloomsday

It is not easy, it is not easy
to wheel an old woman to the shower

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