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June 20, 2024


Unlike Jesus, I’m a vegan former art student turned tax lawyer. My friends tell me there is no oher woman in the country who is both vegan (or who will even tolerate dating a vegan) and voted for Trump. Help me prove them wrong! I, too, am entitled to love Nin Andrews.

Who is she?

Maybe not. Your political allegiance might Trump your right to love Nin. Unless of course Nin supports Trump, too. Then all bets are off. But we have the Australian ballot in this country, so we'll never know unless Nin comes clean. Meanwhile, what a talent scout! This is a terrific poem.

I am enormously grateful to all who read and comment on my posts—thank you so much!
As a guest-contributor on this wonderful blog, I have agreed not to participate in political dialog. That said, I suppose one might see this amazing poet/poem as having a political/feminist viewpoint. You can read more about her and more poems by her at

". . .the stale air of sleep." Sad.

Who the kraken is this Homeric hymn or Hera from Australia?

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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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