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March 07, 2023


This is a terrific poem! Thank you for posting it, Angela, and the wonderful analysis.

Anna Nicole Smith died in Hollywood, FL the city where I the Hard Rock Hotel before they constructed a the guitar-shaped building. She is quintessentially an American story--and, Matthew, you nailed it! Thank you for giving her dignity/humanity after her tabloid death.

Tremendous energy, and how very smart!

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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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