A family recipe, a childhood memory, a Depression-era handout
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Marge Piercy is a poet and novelist whose most recent book is the poetry collection Made in Detroit. She lives with her husband on Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
The people I love the best / jump into work headfirst / without dallying in the shallows / and swim off with sure strokes almost out of sight.
What can they do
to you? Whatever they want.