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EMPTINESS

by Kay Ryan


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RA 28.8, RA 14.4

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Also by Kay Ryan:
Among English Verbs (1998)
This Life (1993)

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Emptiness cannot be
compressed. Nor can it
fight abuse. Nor is there
an endless West hosting
elk, antelope, and the
tough cayuse. This is
true also of the mind:
it can get used.








Kay Ryan is the author of four books of poetry, including Elephant Rocks(1996).


Copyright © 1993 by Kay Ryan. All rights reserved.
The Atlantic Monthly; August 1993; Emptiness; Volume 272, No. 2; page 81.

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