come back you fucking sea

The women let the tide go out
              which will return    which will return
  the sand   the salt   the fat drowned babies
  The men ran furiously
              along the banks of the estuary
  screaming
              Come back you fucking sea
  right now
              right now

                                         -Grace Paley

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Nic Sebastian

Nic is the author of Forever Will End On Thursday and Dark And Like A Web. She founded the now-archived Whale Sound site and is co-founder of The Poetry Storehouse. Nic blogs at Very Like A Whale and Voice Alpha.

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