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March 15, 2010


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Dear Amy,

I love this. I love that you were in that first class of grad students I ever taught. I would like to take credit for you. I am going to tell people I invented you.



>>>>Some asshole once said "Those who can't, teach." And that's just it. He -- he had to be a man -- was a total asshole.

H.L. Mencken.

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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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Ringfinger was nervous
Pinky terrified
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