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November 08, 2009


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To the moon, Alice!

Right in the kisser!


Now you listen to me, Ralph. My mother is coming here and you're going to be nice to her.

Really like these lyrics -- little shots of prozac. The enjambment is clever, captures the comedic heart of argument, the rhythm of angry speech. You can hear these poems as you read (Gleason or Carlin yelling at you -- expecting a laugh in response). Thanks for 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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