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The Literary Groong - 08/14/2004

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	Gathering Wool

	By Shushan Avagyan

	Gathering Wool
	Installation by L. Bourgeois, 1990


	They feel safe here, behind these walls
	as they sit reminiscing, in silence -
	the seven of them, perched on antique rugs,
	saved from a Syrian desert. Wrinkles carve
	memories too atrocious.  

	Have they forgiven?  Nobody 
				       knows - 

	they are whispering, as if in a secret world
	telling each other stories of gathering wool 
	in the lost country of dreams and bread. 

--
Shushan Avagyan was born in Yerevan, Armenia.  She is currently
working on her master's degree in English Literature, and is a
recipient of the Dalkey Archive Press fellowship at the Illinois
State University.

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