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Samuel Beckett

saying again
if you do not teach me I shall not learn
saying again there is a last
even of last times
last times of begging
last times of loving
of knowing not knowing pretending
a last even of last times of saying
if you do not love me I shall not be loved
if I do not love you I shall not love

― Samuel Beckett, from “Cascando,” Collected Poems in English and French. (Grove Press December 1, 2007)

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