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lipstick

“i’m not deceived
by the brilliance of fall”

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You Will Not

A guidance counselor, parent, or coach,
Each utters the same remark, “You will not.”

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The Falls

“And you journey here in couples or groups,
intent on wading out into my waters”

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Reliquary

“I squinted past the yellowed glass
but could not reach you.”

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Warm Nectar

“You are the apple I long to bite”

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The Coconut Palms Remember

“The only witnesses who remain are the coconut palms”

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Special

“Last semester, a student with Asperger’s announced
to our class that yes, Frank O’Hara was right”

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“How Do You Know You Can Do Better?”

–overheard in an audience

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Quarantine

“beneath me, the river runs with white clouds”

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Giving the Finger to Mr. Death

“And each time I’m reminded of my age and that this is how it will be.”