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March 31, 2021


This is about as pleasant as Inspector Watt gets. Herman von den Reeck, who is Watt's partner in poetry-commentary crimes at Museum Poetica / Caesura, is a little "nicer," maybe, but still also quite prickly. So you should consider this a lucky lightning review, Senor Lehman!

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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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