9 Sep
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This Chance

Begging bowl, the effects of economic sanctions.Still more from
To Begin With, the Sweet Grass
by Mary Oliver


Someday I am going to ask my friend
the dancer, the potter,
to make me a begging bowl
which I believe
my soul needs.

And if I come to you,
to the door of your comfortable house
with unwashed clothes and unclean fingernails,
will you put something into it?

I would like to take this chance.
I would like to give you this chance. 

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