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Myrrha to the Source

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O fluent one, o muscle full of hydrogen,
o stuff of grief, whom the Greeks
accuse of spoiling souls,

whose destiny is downward,
whose reflecting's up—I think
I must have come from you.

Just one more cup.

Source: Poetry (March 2008)

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