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February 06, 2023


I misread "queens of bust," an arresting phrase for a bra comnmercial.

Hilarious and true.

Andrei and the Queen

Andrei, Andrei, willing and wise,
Up through the ranks Andrei will rise,
Bedecked with laurels well earned,
Anrdrei bestows phrases well turned.

Humility is the key - Andrei knows,
From humility fame inevitably grows,
Preserve the truth, winnow the lies,
Andrei’s spirit never fails to surprise,

So Andrei makes his pleasant way,
Through fields of words he plays,
Reminiscing on rainbows he has seen,
Gracing his beloved Queens.

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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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