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May 09, 2010

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How does one begin to write about a parent's suicide? This is so moving Gabi. I'm reminded of Chekov's advice to a young writer: If you want to touch your reader's heart, grow colder. There's a level of detachment here that betrays the pain. Thank you for posting this.

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of coming back
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"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark
                   

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