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delicate person but with very humor
by Francine DuBois

for Millie

With solid stomachs
Built tough on cornbread and beans
During the Great Depression,
Her family survived.

Yet eighty years later,
she seems a frail flower,
Propping herself up on cushions
And, hands shaking, making notes
About which romances she'd like to read next.

When she laughs,
Which is often,
Her whole tiny body quivers
Like an aspen leaf.

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