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Quotation by Marge Piercy
Loving feels lonely in a violent world, irrelevant to people burning like last year's weed with bellies distended, with fish throats agape and flesh melting down to glue. We can no longer shut out the screaming That leaks through the ventilation system ...
Marge Piercy (b. 1936), U.S. poet, novelist, and political activist. "Community," lines 1-6 (1969).
Referring to television and photographic images of the Vietnam War, which was at its height when this was written. Piercy was a prominent activist in the antiwar movement.
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