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September 25, 2009


Can I take this time to point out that Atticus Finch was heroic? I mean he stood up to a whole town full of racists, risked his life, defended as best he could an unpopular defendant because it was the right thing to do, nurtured his children, and was an all around nice guy. Okay, that was too easy. Why would I chose to praise Atticus Finch. That was way way too easy. Maybe I should try to attack him? Yes, that's the ticket!

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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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