(Photo of Marion Sue Fischer reading at the first Homeless Women's Forum in Seattle)

for Marion

grabbing handfuls of big bright ideas
to cram them into a too small

with more heart-beats than can fit
in a Terran minute
(more heart than can fit...)
you feel breathless
bent painfully
(in ways
you cannot bend)

you have to fly
you have to be

(when songs are outlawed
only outlaws will have songs)
with Love,

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