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Ann Cotton

When you kiss me, I’ll stick a hand in your pocket
When your lover calls, I’ll braid your hair
When they come to get you, I’ll talk nonsense
When you’re dead and gone, I’ll smoke a cigarette

— Ann Cotton, from “The Ill Wind Promises,” Florida Räume. (Suhrkamp Verlag Gmbh 2010)

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