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Quotation by Marge Piercy
The politics of the exile are fever,
theater of the aging convalescent.
You wait in the wings and rehearse.
You wait and wait.
Marge Piercy (b. 1936), U.S. poet, novelist, and political activist. "The Organizer's Bogeyman," lines 20-24 (1969).
Written during the Vietnam War, on expulsion from an activist organization governed by radical political ideology. Piercy was prominent among the opponents of American involvement in that war.
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