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John Thompson

This is our misfortune
and maybe
our small grace:

we throw words at the dark
and the dark comes
back to us;

—John Thompson, from “Moving Out, Moving In,” At the Edge of the Chopping There Are No Secrets (House of Anansi Press Ltd ,Canada July 1983) Originally published 1973.

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