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May 31, 2008


all time-cleft chin: kirk douglas; current leader: george clooney

Your guess, Gus, is as good as mine, no wus. The poet who wrote about the wild unself-pitying thing is either D. H. Lawrence, or Kenneth Koch parodying D. H. Lawrence in his poem "I Like Rats," and I would bet my hat on it or I am not Joe King on his way back home from China and Mongolia, shadowing the adventurous couple like a playful guardian ghost who seconds "your" motion re Kirk Douglas, king of the slaves in "Spartacus," heroic rebel enjoying the charms of Jean Simmons.

I agree re: Kirk Douglas though Robert Mitchum is a close second.

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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

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