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November 24, 2009

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funny - i've felt exactly like both of these people on one occasion or another. found poem!

I feel as Emma does. But the line I like the most is, "Why don’t you shut up for once?" How often I have felt like uttering those words. But one has to be careful -- they can have unintended consequences, since sometimes the loudest mouths have the thinnest skins.

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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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