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Three Girls

Winter 2015 - Vol. 57, No. 1


This poem appears in the Winter 2015 issue of Modern Age. To subscribe now, go here.


Three girls saved me
Old long since
With bread and wine and love
By the troubled sea.

I wandered in misery
Through meadow, tavern, basilica
And three girls took me in
As wild as they were free.

And though I have lost all three
Old long since
And seek for them on shores
As far as I can see,

I know that I am saved
With bread and wine and love,
That I am wild as I am free
By the troubled sea.