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Ars Poetica (Are We Dead Without Deadlines?)

May. × ’10

Once upon a time
meaning came
from brain coils exposed
my solutions to pain
seemed valuable.
We’re from the same place
different charge
New York City sprawls
and this is not the part
with memorized answers
these are not the halls
of my test-in school
no Park Slope streets
neat with jogging strollers
Yet, no war rages
here or there.
To speak your names means less than bells’
sound and reverberation side [...]

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