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August 12, 2014


No rain even drizzles
Vegetables wither away
Distant thunder flops

August: tree frogs hide
beneath overgrown bamboo.
Where goes the black snake?

Like Augustus came
from Octavius, August
shoved out October

August afternoon
colors of dune grass changing
while bathers walk by

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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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