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She had twenty years of in-depth therapy
and ended it with a
she saw through everything
and gave herself a humble look
with slight disdain (ever so slight)
at all the false sunshine
and fake rain
she carried all the heavy sacks
of consciousness on her shoulders
and dispersed it to the masses
little pearls of awakening
she called them
she certainly was a Jewish soul
possessed by a Hassidic.

Irwin R. Shaw - June 7th 1986