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June 03, 2009


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I miss my garden! Before I moved to NYC I had a tiny yard with a tiny garden. I was flanked by neighbors who were expert gardeners and I kind of got caught up in the competition though I had no experience. I killed the roses but my peonies flourished. Also the mint, basil, and blackberries (there before I moved in). I planted a (an?) hibiscus and thought of it as the whore of my garden, the flowers were as big as frisbees and deep red and just way out there, they embarrassed me in front of my neighbors but I loved them until, alas, they too died. So glad you're liking yours Jennifer!

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of coming back
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"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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