Shakespeare’s Sisters

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Catherine Chandler

Shakespeare’s Sisters


      I. Suzy

        “Draw near and bestow grace upon my song.”
                 —Homeric Hymn XXIV, to Hestia

      A woman in her seventh decade peels
      potatoes at the kitchen sink. Nearby,
      the washer slogs a load of clothes. A pie
      dough’s setting in the fridge. Her home-cooked meals
      and fresh-pressed linens speak of . . .
      . . . . . . .
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