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The mountain skies were clear
except for the umlaut of a cloud
over the village.
The little girl wore yellow gloves.
She looked in the peephole and saw
a stack of unused marionettes.
Yet, she wondered.


Mary Ruefle, “Bavaria” from Cold Pluto. Copyright © 1996 by Mary Ruefle. Reprinted by permission of Carnegie Mellon University Press.
Source: Cold Pluto (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1996)
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