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December 03, 2017


I am Ashberyed by higher math. Lower math, too.

From an old poem of mine ("Straight Life")--
And you took my fingers in your mouth
and bit my knuckles,
abjuring their hairiness,
and I tied your hair in a knot,
palms caressing your face,
your tongue, my ear,
and I told you how much I loved
all the ash trees and blue berries,
and how we'd have a home in them
and raise a shortstop or two
if the cards continued to be dealt
as they had, so far, this July.

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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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