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August 13, 2010


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Fantastic! Congratulations Karen Bock.

"Why do I hate my family?
Well, let's see.
There's sister Emily
in whose bonnet a bee
buzzes -- from here --
to the limits -- of there --
and she expects you to cheer.

And then there's brother Walt
who became a hit-man
for the mob until the law put a halt
to his activities.
He hasn't a whole lot of wit, man.

As for my cousin Wally,
he is truly a man of folly.
Each time he goes to the dentist
he has a dozen cavities,
and the only dance he knows is the twist."

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"After You've Gone"
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in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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