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December 29, 2020


As only Lera Auerbach can trace a person so cleverly - i laughed not as loud as Aunt Rosa and not enough top scattered snow flakes in the yard, but enough to drive cats out of the trees.

So many brilliant and surprising strokes in this narrative. I especially love these three: the little plastic fox living inside Aunt Rosa's shoe and "I imagine them growing heads of animals" and "Was Great Aunt Rosa ever young?"

I also wonder which animal would become Aunt Rosa. A giant bird that flies away and leaves the sound of its song behind? I don't presume to know.

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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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