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A Rose For My Niece

A Rose For My Niece

The Babylonian Epic of Creation, The Epic of Gilgamesh. I, guess, they
didn't have a word for plagiarism, when they put the Bible together.
This one, concerns the aftermath of war, in Ur, or Nippur.
This is my house:
where food is not eaten,
where drink is not drunk,
where seats are not sat in,
where beds are not made,
where jars lie empty,
and cups are overturned,
where harps no longer vabrate
and tunes no longer sing.
This is my house:
without a husband,
without a child
without even
me.