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Kim Addonizio

Kisses All the kisses I’ve ever been given, today I feel them on my mouth. And my knees feel them, the reckless ones placed there through the holes in my jeans while I sat on a car hood or a broken sofa in somebody’s basement, stoned, the way I was in those day, still amazed… Continue reading Kim Addonizio

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Charles Wright

After a certain age, there’s no one left to turn to. You’ve got to find Eurydice on your own,                                                                 you’ve got To find the small crack                         between here and everywhere else all by yourself. How could it be otherwise? Everyone’s gone away, the houses are all empty, And overcast starts to fill the… Continue reading Charles Wright

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Neil deGrasse

It is the destiny of stars to collapse. —  Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey. Episode 8 “Sisters of the Sun.” Written by Brannon Braga. Directed by Ann Druyan & Steven Soter. April 27, 2014. Based on Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan & Steven Soter. September 28, 1980 – December 21,… Continue reading Neil deGrasse

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Mary Oliver

Now comes the long blue cold and what shall I say but that some bird in the tree of my heart is singing. That same heart that only yesterday was a room shut tight, without dreams. Isn’t it wonderful—the cold wind and spring in the heart inexplicable. Darling girl. Picklock. — Mary Oliver, “Now comnes… Continue reading Mary Oliver

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