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June 29, 2014


Jim, I love this poem! Have you received any death threats? Boy, are we on the same page. We are on the same shelf in the same used book store that's about to close down because a Border's moved into town to compete with Barnes & Noble and the owner of our used book store just can't take it anymore so he's moving to St. Thomas to go into the dinghy rental business with his half-brother whose wife was the only fatality four years ago in a hurricane and it's good that he's going to St. Thomas because our guy is proud of the fact that he has never had a passport in his entire life and he'll be sixty in August and you can still get to St. Thomas with just a driver's license (which he needs to renew). If you can, give me an e-mail shout at [email protected] Got a couple things I'd like to discuss with you. No get-rich-quick schemes, I promise. Seriously, great poem. I needed that this morning.

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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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