Rita Dove, “Dusting” from Thomas and Beulah (Pittsburgh: Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1986). Copyright © 1986 by Rita Dove. Reprinted with
the permission of the author.
Source: Poetry (November 1981).
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This poem originally appeared in the November 1981 issue of Poetry magazine
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