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January 23, 2017


I met Claire Bateman at a summer Wildacres workshop--I think it was 2008--where we sat on the steps discussing our mutual introversion. I was inspired by her prose poem about having absorbed a twin who was a pearl, but now I can't find it anywhere. Please give me the reference if you know it or know how to contact Claire.

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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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