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October 23, 2009

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ja, ja -- a good way to remember bebe rebozo (or anything) is first to remember who or what he wasn't. bebe rebozo was not the other nixon friend robert abplanalp, for instance, he was not barney greengrass. ja, ja, denken sie an dass...

I love this poem's premise and the working out of its "bibliomorphic" conceit. The ending -- from the moment of the butterfly in the novel -- is gorgeous.

I echo what mitch says above: the ending is perfect.

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