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March 06, 2015


I loved reading this, Alexandra. Thank you!

Great! Kind of like Studs Terkel's "Working."
I could read this forever.

Alexandra, thanks for reminding me of the language of waiting tables. We also used the words "snowed" and "slammed" when our section got seated all at once (nightmare). Your piece made me think, too, that something got lost when menus were transferred over to computers (countertop and handheld) -- that mysterious shorthand we all had to memorize to do our jobs well. Great piece!

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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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