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Elaine Equi

One can fill every inch
with writing and still
be no closer to the poem

as it lies there
a liar with a beautiful voice
that is often mistaken for silence.

— Elaine Equi, “This Is Not A Poem,” Decoy. (Coffee House Press; First Edition edition November 1, 1994)

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