Coming through slaughter, waiting for the barbarians
Sleepless nights, souls raised from the dead
A place of greater safety.
(Notice there is no cheating here. I do have two copies of Ann Patchett’s Run. One of my favorites. Thank you Michael Ondaatje, Lewis Lapham, Ann Patchett, Elizabeth Hardwick, Doris Betts, Robert Hass and Hilary Mantel.)