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July 24, 2018


Thank you, Professor Koch. I appreciated especially the distinction between prose and poetic ashtrays. The whole concept of the ashtray is much misunderstood. -- Jonas Berry

Godamn the Koch brothers for stealing Kenneth's name!

How do you think I feel? A once proud name, formerly only confused with that of Mayor Koch’s, now dragged down into dust.

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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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