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January 09, 2021


OK, I'll be the first (and no doubt the last):

Never has there been a more beautiful metaphor for masturbation.

I doubt that that's what she meant, or he meant, but have it your way.

Thank you, Warren King.

I respect your doubting.

poetry is always about guessing, nearly all of it wrong.

I do agree it's a good title for an unwritten poem.

This living, this loving
is a woe of ecstasy...

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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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