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October 11, 2020


one of the most underread, underloved, underknown, read, loved, known poets. i can hear your voice in my head forever, doug. <3

Thanks for your comment, Cathy, which I will pass along to Doug.

I know we're not typically able to choose our fortunes, but this poem gives me permission to embrace the comfort of "You will notice that nothing has changed in the near future." Ahh. If these are the slips inside the cookies, I would also consider the root cause of it all, the "Lang Special," though you will have to order that one off the menu. LOVE IT. Thank you.

Thanks for your comment, Diane.

I will get it to Doug. He always likes hearing from you.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
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"After You've Gone"
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