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The Amulet

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The Amulet

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Joanne Giannino

Date

March 27, 2020

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Joanne Giannino

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The Amulet
March 27, 2020

It’s been ten days since I’ve put on earrings

Today I put on these
squares of Connemara marble from Ireland
dusty green with tree bark brown
veins, wrapped in pewter
tied in Celtic knots

An amulet
from my grandmother
an amulet
from all my grandparents
who lived through
the 1918 flu pandemic.

Is there an amulet giving you strength today?

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Joanne Giannino, “The Amulet,” COVID-19 Archive, accessed May 28, 2024, https://covid-19.digitalvermont.org/items/show/866.