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ARROW SHAVINGS

ARROW SHAVINGS 1. I rest my hand on your head, bowed in prayer in stress, weeping, out here in never-after-never land, where listening alone kept life alive, welcoming in you my death, how I feel. How could I have gone … Continue reading

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Ravensbrück

After returning from a daylong trip to a concentration camp is perhaps the only time I can allow myself to say with all the critical gusto I can muster, and to every one of my friends: there is nothing to … Continue reading

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The Stranger Day Letter

The Stranger Day Letter 1.28.15 If today were Stranger Day, I would thank you all, from the bottom of my heart, for being strangers. I would even dare to say that you all are “my” strangers, who I am proud … Continue reading

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Disquietude

What, dost thou weep? Come nearer. Then I love thee Because thou art a woman, and disclaim’st Flinty mankind, whose eyes do never give But thorough lust and laughter. Pity’s sleeping. Strange times, that weep with laughing, not with weeping! … Continue reading

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MECHANICS

Words toppled on top of words–to assert what? Everything forgotten? Everything started anew? Origin reiterated? I, upholding my faith in you?– But happiness leaves no record in the observable universe. Of love there are only traces and welcome tears. A … Continue reading

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Prolonged

You, ordeal of writing, I prolong by putting off, put off by prolonging. I began once, started off, squared up to the impediments, and like reaching through glass buried my hand into your heart of gold cinders. Poetry was the blood … Continue reading

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Phrase of Promise

An honest phrase embarrasses because it reveals a ghost: the honest one at the time may not recognize himself in his own phrase afterwards, having had more time to go honest, and therefore to negate what last he’d said. Not because he … Continue reading

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