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It's twilight

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Maybe, after years of writing poems like letters, he began to notice that no one ever wrote him back.


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Unless we see it, probe it, Name it, star by star, and feel This awful, tenuous gratitude.

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I caught sight of him standing near the nails.

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beautiful, but you don't own beauty. You may be sexy, but you don't own desire. You may be smart, but you don't own wisdom. You may be good and kind, but you don't own love. You may like trees, but you don't own the forest. You may like to…

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wonder at all the things done without regard for you at all.


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He prided himself on being not menacing like a bear.

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angels and lambs drunkards and whores


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curled in


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In one of the cartoons I watched as a child, Popeye the Sailor gives Olive Oyl a bouquet of flowers. She is thrilled, he walks on air, thinking they will marry. His one-eyed heroism is soon challenged by Bluto however, who pours cement into Popeye's bath. It goes…

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After you lost sight in your left eye, mom made me go on the road with you that last summer to help you see.

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She'd had every reason to believe he'd be difficult, though he wasn't.


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Tiny Window

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I remember the living room heater

The Year of the Horse

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Before She Gets into the Car

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His white shirt gleams