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Match Book

POETRY FOR WOMEN THAT BLENDS THE MYSTICAL WITH THE NATURAL.

Dear Match Book,

I have the privilege of leading a spirituality group for homeless women at a day shelter. As a matter of policy, we do not discuss religion — both so that nonbelievers feel welcome, and also since many believers become upset when others don’t share their particular views.

To start things off each time we meet we

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