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May 20, 2008


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I am so sorry for your loss, Jim.

Jim: your poem is beautiful...and our hearts are with you...

Rachel and Jenny, thank you so much. I know what I'm feeling is a tiny part of the vast unlinking of one generation from another, and that these things have gone on from the beginning of time. But wow it hurts in the small-scale short run.

Wow--great poem! I had no idea Dad carried a rope like this but it him for you. You had a different guy for a dad, you know....mine was rarely home and didn't talk to me much if he lifted his eyes from the day's edition of Racing News.


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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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