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Robinson by Weldon Kees

The dog stops barking after Robinson has gone. His act is over. The world is a grey world, Not without violence, and he kicks under the grand piano, The nightmare chase well under way. The mirror from Mexico, stuck to … Continue reading

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Spirits of the Dead by Edgar Allan Poe

I Thy soul shall find itself alone ’Mid dark thoughts of the gray tombstone— Not one, of all the crowd, to pry Into thine hour of secrecy. II Be silent in that solitude, Which is not loneliness—for then The spirits … Continue reading

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The Connoisseur of Slugs by Sharon Olds

When I was a connoisseur of slugs I would part the ivy leaves, and look for the naked jelly of those cold bodies, translucent strangers glistening along the stones, slowly, their gelatinous bodies at my mercy. Made mostly of water, … Continue reading

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