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by Margarita Engle
The timeline
is treelike and windy,
branched, fragile.

Our mother's arms,
the rocking horse,
waves of the sea,
our babes in arms...

the rocking chair,
a stir of wings,
the tides in sky,
moon, sun, space, stars,
God's luminous arms.

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