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Issue 17: 29 Jan. 2023
Poem: 54 words
By Rebekah E. Bartlett

The World Is Too Much With Us

—A variation on Wordsworth
“Late and soon, getting and spending 
We lay waste our powers” 

Let us desire two or three things only 
(Nothing actually being ours) 

Lives not run by clocks. Days 
Equal to our books. And 

A great love—as enduring 
As it is innocent. 

Rebekah E. Bartlett
Issue 17 (29 January 2023)

is a consulting editor, writer, photographer, and amateur astronomer. She lives near and works in Boston and has an MA degree from the University of Massachusetts. She has upcoming or published poetry in the South Florida Poetry Journal, Viewless Wings, and Please See Me.

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