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Before It’s Too Late by Rad Smith

Build the perfect house, then burn it down: every vaulted ceiling, the vitrine of skeleton clocks, the stained glass window. You can do better. If while tipping the can of gasoline or striking the match, you hesitate, think of Euripides … Continue reading

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cold summer by Charles Bukowski

not as bad as it could be but bad enough: in and out of the hospital, in and out of the doctor’s office, hanging by a thread: “you’re in remission, no, wait, 2 new cells here, and your platelets are … Continue reading

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Loneliness by Sir John Betjeman

The last year’s leaves are on the beech: The twigs are black; the cold is dry; To deeps beyond the deepest reach The Easter bells enlarge the sky. O ordered metal clatter-clang! Is yours the song the angels sang? You … Continue reading

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