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October 29, 2021


This, the oppposite of conspicuous consumption, is the epitome of "I'm all right, Jack" and should be acknowledged as such in this, the golden age of conspiracy theory.

Ever notice how dog and dog's
Are entwined as street and prison vernacular?
'Wassup dog? I'll fight you dog! Y'all dogs!
The poor dog how we sometimes think of them
I won't throw dirt in that dog's face
Let's level the playing field
Dog's deserve throwing dirt in our faces

The bark's worse than the bite but both blaze bright in the forest of the night.

I agree with the poems and comments.

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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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