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January 03, 2010

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Eavesdropping is one of my favorite activities. There are at least six novels right here.

loved this. great capturing of a moment.

It was cold, and dude, I was tense, I mean very intensely tense, I mean the light went out of my eyes with the reveal that he was recon, not special forces. Which explained it.

Okay, dude, you're beginning to scare me. There's a rumor you were CIA at Columbia in '68--and that you once killed a man with just a string of trochaic trimeter. Is it true you partnered up with the Church Lady before she joined the "Well, Isn't That Special" Forces?
I'm freaking out, man.

On an unrelated topic, is it true you wrote a poem back then about Mark Rudd and his girlfriend Rosie called "The Rudd Upon The Rose During Her Time"? Cool.

No, man, the CIA period came later. But I have a copy of "The Rudd Upon the Rose During Her Time" somewhere. Wrote it in iambic tetrameter and a friend set a couple of stanzas to music, which sounded a little like Burton Lane's "On a Clear Day You Can See 4 Ever."

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