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Frank O’Hara

In Memory of My Feelings My quietness has a man in it, he is transparent and he carries me quietly, like a gondola, through the streets. He has several likenesses, like stars and years, like numerals. My quietness has a number of naked selves, so many pistols I have borrowed to protect myselves from creatures… Continue reading Frank O’Hara

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Fawziyya Abu Khalid

When you go away and I can’t follow you up with a letter, it is because the distance between you and me is shorter than the sound of Oh, because the words are smaller than the distance of my longing. — Fawziyya Abu Khalid, “Distances of Longing,” This Same Sky: A Collection of Poems from… Continue reading Fawziyya Abu Khalid

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Charles Bukowski

I carry death in my left pocket. Sometimes I take it out and talk to it: “Hello, baby, how you doing? When you coming for me? I’ll be ready. — Charles Bukowski, The captain is out to lunch and the sailors have taken over the ship. Illustrated by Robert Crumb. (Ecco; 1st edition May 31,… Continue reading Charles Bukowski

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