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"Oh, darling, let your body in, let it tie you in, in comfort."

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"The joy that isn't shared dies young."

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"The house of my body has spoken often as you rebuild me like blocks, and promise to come visit when I'm finally adjusted on safe land, and am livable, joist to joist with storm windows and screens ..."

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"The sea is mother-death and she is a mighty female, the one who wins, the one who sucks us all up."

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"O yellow eye, let me be sick with your heat, let me be feverish and frowning."

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"... the heart monitor, the death cricket bleeping."

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"... into that rushing beast of the night, sucked up by that great dragon, to split..."

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"... wounding God with his blue face, his tyranny, his absolute kingdom, with my aphrodisiac."

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"... with her shoulders as bare as a building, with her thin foot and her thin toes,..."

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"All considerations for these human remains! They must have an escort! They are classified!"

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"Also, I am tired of all the dead. They refuse to listen,..."

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"All those girls who wore the red shoes,..."

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"And thus Snow White became the prince's bride. The wicked queen was invited to the wedding feast..."

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"and you'll bargain with the calendar and at the last moment..."

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"And what of the dead? They lie without shoes in their stone boats. They are more like stone"

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"At the next town the local princess was having a contest...."

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"At six I lived in a graveyard full of dolls, avoiding myself, my body, the suspect in its grotesque house."

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"At her best she is all red muscle, humming in and out, cajole by time. Where I go, she goes."

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"But I died yesterday, 'Daddy,' I died,..."

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"Big heart, wide as a watermelon, but wise as birth, there is so much abundance in the people I have...."

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"Cinderella and the prince lived, they say, happily ever after,..."

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"But you you go ahead, go on, go on back down..."

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"Does he lie there forever, where his rifle waits, giant..."

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"Death's a sad bone; bruised, you'd say, and yet she waits for me, year after year,"

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"Death, you lie in my arms like a cherub, as heavy as bread dough. Your milky wings are as still as plastic."

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"Death, I need my little addiction to you...."

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"Darling, life is not in my hands; life with its terrible changes..."

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"Don't look now, God, we're all right. All the suicides are eating Black Bean Soup;..."

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"For God was as large as a sunlamp and laughed his heat at us and therefore we did not cringe at the death hole."

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"Faces, suddenly suspended above you; faces that you think it's your business to love if only you could remember their names."

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"For she has outlived the dates in the back of Fords, she has outlived the penises of her teens to come here, to the married harbor."

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"for it is dark, as dark as the leathery dead..."

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"Father, you died once, salted down at fifty-nine, packed down like a big snow angel, wasn't that enough?"

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"Going down for the last time, the last breath lying, I grapple with eels like ropes—it's ether, it's queer..."

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"He had kind eyes and hands and was a friend of sorrow. Thus they were married. After all he had compromised her."

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"grown fully, as they say, they gave her a ring,..."

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"How did it die? I called it EVIL. I said to it, your poems stink like vomit."

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"His white head hung out like a carpet bag and his crotch turned blue as a blood blister,..."

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"His soul dropped down from heaven. Thank you, said Lazarus,..."

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"her young years bungle past their same marriage bed..."

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"He wants to fly into the hand of Michelangelo and come out painted on a ceiling...."

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"I am the only actor. It is difficult for one woman to act out a whole play. The play is my life, my solo act."

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"I am tearing the feathers out of the pillows, waiting, waiting for Daddy to come home..."

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"I am out of practice at living. You are as brave as a motorcycle."

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"Hurry, Godfather death, Mister tyranny,..."

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"I brush my hair, waiting in the pain machine for my bones to get hard,..."

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"I tied down time with a rope but it came back...."

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"I hear the death of me, the murderous weeds, the stallion breathing sulphur, the hara-kiri rape,..."

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"I have put a padlock on you, Mother, dear dead human,..."

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"I was the girl of the chain letter,..."

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"I swam but the tide came in like ten thousand orgasms. I swam but the waves were higher than horses' necks."

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"I would sell my life to avoid the pain that begins in the crib..."

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"I would like to think that no one would die anymore if we all believed in daisies..."

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"I'm getting bored with it, I tell the typewriter,..."

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"Is it possible he marries a cripple out of admiration?"

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"In the mind there is a thin alley called death and I move through it as through water."

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"It is a dead heart. It is inside of me. It is a stranger yet once it was agreeable, opening and closing like a clam."

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"It is snowing and death bugs me as stubborn as insomnia...."

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"It is panting; it is an odor with a face like the skin of a donkey. It laps my sores...."

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"kill was tangled into her beginning."

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"Kicking the heart with pain's big boots running up and down the intestines like a motorcycle racer."

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"Just once I knew what life was for."

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"Judas had a mother His mother had a dream. Because of this dream he was altogether managed by fate and thus he raped her."

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"Jonah made his living inside the belly. Mine comes from the exact same place."

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"It was a bad performance. That's because I'm the only actor..."

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"life is a trick, life is a kitten in a sack."

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"Man is a bird full of mud, I say aloud. And death looks on with a casual eye and scratches his anus."

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"Listen. We must all stop dying in the little ways, in the craters of hate, in the potholes of indifference...."

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"Maybe, although my heart is a kitten of butter, I am blowing it up like a zeppelin."

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"Max, surely you'll meet me at the Ritz at five. Hurry up somebody's dead we're still alive."

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"never again would she lose her ball, that moon, that Krishna hair, that blind poppy, that innocent globe, that madonna womb."

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"My Sweeney, Mr. Eliot, is that Australian who came..."

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"Ms. Dog wouldn't give them her buttocks. She would moon at them...."

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"No matter whose bed you die in the bed will be yours for your voyage onto the surgical andiron of God."

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"Never mind you and me. They could not listen...."

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"My life has appeared unclothed in court,..."

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"My husband sings Baa Baa black sheep and we pretend that all's certain and good, that the marriage won't end."

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"My heart is on a budget. It keeps me on the brink."

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"Oh Mary, Gentle Mother,..."

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"Now they are together like strangers in a two-seater outhouse, eating and squatting together."

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"Now that you are laid out, useless as a blind dog, now that you no longer lurk, the song rings in my head."

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"Now I am just an elderly lady who is full of spleen, who humps around greater Boston in a God-awful hat,..."

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"Of course the New Testament is very small...."

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"Poor thing. To die and never see Brooklyn."

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"Please God, we're all right here. Please leave us alone. Don't send death in his fat red suit and his ho-ho baritone."

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"Rocks crumble, make new forms, oceans move the continents,..."

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"So I won't hang around in my hospital shift, repeating The Black Mass and all of it...."

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"she bit the towel and called on God and I saw her life stretch out . . ...."

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"Say the woman is forty-four. Say she is five seven-and-a-half...."

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"Someone is dead. Even the trees know it, those poor old dancers who come on lewdly, all pea-green scarfs and spine pole."

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"Some women marry houses. It's another kind of skin; it has a heart, a mouth, a liver and bowel movements."

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"she will not say how there must be more to living..."

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"Still, it would be perfectly fine with me to die like a nice girl..."

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"the cement wall of the clumsy calendar I live in, my life, and its hauled up notebooks."

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"the heart, this child of myself that resides in the flesh,..."

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"The My Lai soldier lifts me up again and again and lowers me down with the other dead women and babies..."

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"the marriage twists, holds firm, a sailor's knot."

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"The parasol girls slept, sun-sitting their lovely years."

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"The others died, the luck of it blurting through them. I could not, I was a silly broken umbrella..."

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"Then he told the news media the strange details of his death..."

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