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Leprosarium

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     The door is at the wind. The bargeman knocks not twice                         but in
and out me of her spirit roars. Si vous me touchez . . . tu ne risques rien.
Infidèle! Infidèle! In  fi  dèl  e!

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     O mildewed lady of the sidewalk! Barren years and yours               are the
fuming eyes of.

                                                                    3

     I have gone outside again. The anthills make me sick. Ci   vil   I   zay    tion!
"CE QU'IL FAUT . . . !"

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     what is it that in your eyes I hear?         (your eyes)           remembered like a cane.
endemic. ancillary. blue.

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     Beauty is it legendary dead.                  Delinquent bird.

 

 

 

(In How Many More of Them Are You?, AVEC Books, 1999)