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2011-09-30T22:35:08-04:00September 30th, 2011|Nature|

I may never read George Eliot

I am not opposed
to getting older

the loose flesh
the dryness
the crackling of the knees

it’s the running out
of time
that I resent

the resignation that I may never
read George Eliot
learn to work with clay
start a school

the exquisiteness of youth
is in the flippancy of choice
try this
try that
why not
there is a lifetime ahead
of feasts.

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