Intent on Giving Birth

Music: Fugue in Eb Major.
By Dimitri Shostakovich. Sequenced by J. Marques.

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Nicholas Gordon

Intent on giving birth, I made
A side trip to L.A.
And could not make it back because
I'd never been away.

"I didn't want ... I never meant ..."
But what would I have gained?
I was where I had always been,
And, barren, I remained.

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