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    With veins rolling roughly over quick hands
    They have many clean words to say.
    My grandmothers were strong.
    Why am I not as they?
    —Margaret Abigail Walker (b. 1915)

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    —Margaret Abigail Walker (b. 1915)

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    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    With veins rolling roughly over quick hands
    They have many clean words to say.
    My grandmothers were strong.
    Why am I not as they?
    —Margaret Abigail Walker (b. 1915)