Maura Stanton

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Stanton, Maura

Last Updated: Mar-26-1998
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Dittrich, Lisa

Primary Category: Literature / Poetry

Genre: Poem


The speaker describes falling on the stairs and badly hitting her head--the nausea and dizziness she experiences frighten her, reminding her of the vulnerability of her body and the ever-with-us potential for tragedy. She recalls a friend who suffered a blood clot and had to be rushed to surgery and the details of her father’s last days.

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