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May 23, 2013

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DL, we need more Death Crosses. Uncle Ez said we had to break the iamb--I think we have to break the tone, now. This is a great tone-breaker, -shifter. Too many poets can't hear themselves, you know? I read the first lines of things and want to ask the writers, "Do you have any idea how you sound?"

Anyway, props to The Death Cross! Yes, to exuberance in the face of the appalling!

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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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