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A Miracle for Breakfast by Elizabeth Bishop

At six o’clock we were waiting for coffee, Waiting for coffee and the charitable crumb That was going to be served from a certain balcony, —Like kings of old, or like a miracle. It was still dark. One foot of … Continue reading

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The Bean Eaters by Gwendolyn Brooks

They eat beans mostly, this old yellow pair. Dinner is a casual affair. Plain chipware on a plain and creaking wood, Tin flatware. Two who are Mostly Good. Two who have lived their day, But keep on putting on their … Continue reading

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