- Dittrich, Lisa
- Date of entry: Oct-21-1996
A very short poem, describing the increasingly circumscribed life of a dying woman in a nursing home, a woman who "is like a horse grazing / a hill pasture that someone makes / smaller by coming every night / to pull the fences in and in." The final lines are a moving plea for God to bring the woman to a gentle death.
Otherwise: New and Selected Poems
Saint Paul, Minn.