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Love Slips in Quietly

by Carol Casey

A shy, subtle thing,

no flare, no fashion sense,

dressed for work,

sleeves rolled up,

easily eclipsed by brash

and flash. She smiles

at such brilliance, then

smooths her worn,

grey cardigan.

She slips quietly among

the seven deadly sins

invisible, patient

as they swagger, distract,

but can never subtract her.

She slides the fever

out of their pockets,

makes it nourishing,

gathers their wool

spins it into warm

winter clothing.

Carol Casey is a Canadian Pushcart Prize nominee. Her work appears in various publications and anthologies worldwide.

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