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Sunday, June 3, 2012

From Vera Pavlova's "If There Is Something to Desire"

28

He gave me life as a gift.
What can I give in return?
My poems.
I have nothing else.
But then, are they mine?
This is the way, as a child,
I would give birthday cards
to my mother: I chose them,
and paid with my father's money.


71

Self-Portrait in Profile

I
am
the one
who wakes up
on your
left. 

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