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Frank O’Hara

When I die, don’t come, I wouldn’t want a leaf
to turn away from the sun— it loves it there.
There’s nothing so spiritual about being happy
but you can’t miss a day of it, because it doesn’t last.

— Frank O’Hara, from “Poem,” The Collected Poems of Frank O’Hara. (University of California Press March 31, 1995)

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