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September 21, 2009


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Dave Marley celebrated his 21st birthday by hiding up in a tree while the police were looking for him way below. They tried to find him by shining their flashlights on and off. It did not work. He stayed perfectly still. If he were a poet, he would have recited his poem very quietly while he was up in that tree. I must see that movie! Can I order it on Netflix? How about selling me a dvd through this posting?

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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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