"She lacked the will to carry."

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Susan Denning

To Define: Fetch

Certainly a dog fetches.
Most dogs fetch, although
mine never. She lacked
the will to carry.

Servants fetch. Young girls
are fetching if their tights
match their dresses.

But also: an appartion of
a living person. Someone here
but not quite, who haunts the one
who's really here.

Or closer still than that to you --
he won't let go.

You mean the world to him.
His fist closes around your name.