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Marina Tsvetaeva

Too much kissing has left your lips so
yielding, and me like a beggar.
Am I alone? More like the thousandth!
More conquest than a conqueror.

—Marina Tsvetaeva, from “Playacting,” Moscow in the Plague Year: Poems (Archipelago, 2014)

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