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February 01, 2010


500 times! OY!

Just yesterday, I myself said "oy" 19 times beginning with when I just missed the train on my way to work and thus was late, again when I looked at my messy desk and realized that I had mistakenly thought I would be able to pick up on Monday where I left off on Friday. And then when my boss asked me for the memo I promised, "Oy," I said, "stop hocking me in chinik!"

Let Oy be Oy. But is it Oy without the Vay?

And where is "Gevult" in all of this. Oy Gevult!

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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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