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August 24, 2009


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Terrific picture and terrific poem. "Flo Doyle" is a great name, too.

Nice one, Mitch -- and like LO, I love the photo. Did you take it?

Yes, I remember your time as a night clerk at the Belden Stratford. There's now a pretty good restaurant there, Mon Ami Gabi (A Lettuce Entertain You). Remember Mel Markon's nearby? It's 8:44 a.m. in Chicago and already I'm getting hungry for a nice spinach and sour cream omelette, thank you very much.

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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

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman

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