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Mark Jarman

Step into the embrace of what you love,
The wonderfully smooth coherence of live touch,
Somebody’s aching voice, the held note of
Your name, the only thing that matters much.

— Mark Jarman, from “31,” Unholy Sonnets (Storyline Press, 2000)

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