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November 27, 2009


That's not what I heard.

I want the twelve lines that precede this couplet. Anyone?

These three lines occur earlier:

If the news is balanced it isn't fair
down there, where grew
the city foul and the country fair.

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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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