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Stephen Dobyns

And the audience, no matter
how much it admires the matador, watches the bull
and tries to catch a glimpse of its own future.

— Stephen Dobyns, from “Querencia,” Velocities: New and Selected Poems, 1966-1992 (Viking Penguin, 1994)

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