feeling much verse- Fugue by Louise Glück

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I was the man because I was taller.
My sister decided
when we should eat.
From time to time, she’d have a baby.

A stanza from Glück’s poem ‘Fugue’ (2006), where she remembers a child’s game of family. Sourced from The New Yorker. Image of two dressed-up girls at a tea party, c. 1909 via Library of Congress.

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