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January 10, 2010


I have to echo a previous commenter and say that this poem is outstanding and the craft of it so subtle it seems so real like a person telling a story casually to her friends you don't know all the artistry that goes into that. And that's why the explanation is so good to have.

Love that Nin Andrews; nice commentary, Patricia, on a cool poem.

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