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Their Sex Life by A. R. Ammons

One failure on Top of another Archie Randolph Ammons 1926-2001 Advertisements

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Bitch by Carolyn Kizer

Now, when he and I meet, after all these years, I say to the bitch inside me, don’t start growling. He isn’t a trespasser anymore, Just an old acquaintance tipping his hat. My voice says, “Nice to see you,” As … Continue reading

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Men at Forty by Donald Justice

Men at forty Learn to close softly The doors to rooms they will not be Coming back to. At rest on a stair landing, They feel it moving Beneath them now like the deck of a ship, Though the swell … Continue reading

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The Silent Generation by Louis Simpson

When Hitler was the Devil He did as he had sworn With such enthusiasm That even, donnerwetter, The Germans say, “Far better Had he been never born!” It was my generation That put the Devil down With great enthusiasm. But … Continue reading

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Ask Me by William Stafford

Some time when the river is ice ask me mistakes I have made. Ask me whether what I have done is my life. Others have come in their slow way into my thought, and some have tried to help or … Continue reading

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As Difference Blends into Identity by Josephine Miles

As difference blends into identity Or blurs into obliteration, we give To zero our position at the centre, Withdraw our belief and baggage. As rhyme at the walls lapses, at frontiers Customs scatter like a flight of snow, And boundaries … Continue reading

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Triad by Adelaide Crapsey

These be Three silent things: The falling snow…the hour Before the dawn…the mouth of one Just dead. Adelaide Crapsey 1878-1914

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