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July 14, 2010


Do not go mental into that good night.

Shall I compare thee to a bummer's day.

Shall I compare thee to a summer's bay?

And indeed there will be time to wonder / "Do I bare?" and "Do I care?"

My mistress's thighs are nothing like the bun.

a hose is a hose is a hose

I heard a self go whistling by

a port of artichoke of a house.

two toads diverged in a yellow wood

a thing of beauty is a toy forever

Quoth the raven, "Never bore."

The days of swine and roses

I saw the best rinds of my generation destroyed by badness

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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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