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Erica Jong

At times I hardly can believe in you.
Except this ache,
this longing in my gut,
this emptiness which theorizes you
because if there is emptiness this deep,
there must be fullness somewhere.

— Erica Jong, from “The Evidence,” Half-Lives (Henry Holt & Co, 1973)

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