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Jack Spicer

Hell somehow exists in the distance
Between the remembered and the forgotten.
Hell somehow exists in the distance
Between what happened and what never happened

— Jack Spicer, from “Imaginary Elegies,” My Vocabulary Did This to Me (Wesleyan University Press , 2008)

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