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Charles Wright

After the end of something, there comes another end,
This one behind you, and far away.
Only a lifetime can get you to it,
and then just barely.

— Charles Wright, from “28,” Littlefoot: A Poem (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2007)

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