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May 19, 2010


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Terrific, Mitch. I love the echo of Byron ("that day she prayed no more") and "glacial" to modify "high school," and of course the mention of "the Kennedy years" brings me all the way back. As Vin Scully would say: If you're going to have a nine-game winning streak broken, you might as well have it shattered. And the Dodgers trail the Padres by five. But Larry Hart's dancing in my pajamas: "The great big city's a wondrous toy / just made for a Jew and goy."

This is terrific. I remember those brick bungalows. Thanks.

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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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