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Wife’s Disaster Manual by Deborah Paredez

When the forsaken city starts to burn, after the men and children have fled, stand still, silent as prey, and slowly turn back. Behold the curse. Stay and mourn the collapsing doorways, the unbroken bread in the forsaken city starting … Continue reading

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Nature Boy by Eden Ahbez

There was a boy A very strange, enchanted boy They say he wandered very far Over land and sea A little shy And sad of eye But very wise Was he One magic day he passed my way While we … Continue reading

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On the Ground by Saskia Hamilton

When the collie saw the child break from the crowd, he gave chase, and since they both were border-crossers, they left this world. We were then made of— affronted by—silence. The train passed Poste 5, Paris, late arrival, no luck, … Continue reading

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In a Station of the Metro by Ezra Pound

The apparition of these faces in the crowd: Petals on a wet, black bough. Ezra Pound

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Morning Song by Sylvia Plath

Love set you going like a fat gold watch. The midwife slapped your footsoles, and your bald cry Took its place among the elements. Our voices echo, magnifying your arrival.  New statue. In a drafty museum, your nakedness Shadows our … Continue reading

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Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe

It was many and many a year ago, In a kingdom by the sea, That a maiden there lived whom you may know By the name of Annabel Lee; And this maiden she lived with no other thought Than to … Continue reading

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The Duel by Eugene Field

The gingham dog and the calico cat Side by side on the table sat; ‘T was half-past twelve, and (what do you think!) Nor one nor t’ other had slept a wink! The old Dutch clock and the Chinese plate … Continue reading

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