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David St. John

I have travelled so far to remember
Nothing of my former life, though perhaps that is
Truly best. I’ve left everything I’ve ever known

To come here, to stand in the shape of your shadow.

— David St. John, from section “XVI. A Traveller” of “Nocturnes & Aubades,” The Red Leaves of Night (HarperFlamingo, 1999)

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