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Written in mustard (from M.Atwood)

an old double bill written in mustard from one horizon to another uncarpeted wood life appeared to be going on instead of talking like a sock drawer a shadow in the background once there had been no lesbians whatever the rules the old rules fend off bearded men in hallways duties discharged somehow protected  (…)

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Wrong about Mussolini (from M.Gallant)

lamps on at four the peppery smell wrong about Mussolini no one could say Irena was tired, her eyesight was poor that was all anyone asked dark mirrors a short foreign door two croissants glassed-in frayed rope on his shoulders greasy and soft like brown paper parcels tied with strings victims, flotsam scented sheers, deep(…)

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Salt Pacific (from W.S.Maugham)

constant and uncertain the blue is arrogant on such a sea as this the salt Pacific a note infinitely drawn out a figure of fun the two men were not made to get on a vulgar cunning commonplace and sorted gross sensual old man a gift of repartee, coarse and obvious watch the missionaries suspiciously(…)

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Winter of 1852 (from V.Woolf)

where leather smells where cloth is beaten, where vine leaves tremble spit and dice acid shade as only the dumb know all grades of jealousy, anger and despair fleas of Florence that single circle in regular brick bluebottles by day just as of old nothing had happened by the hour in dazzling shards an Egyptian(…)

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Forbidden (from H.Hesse)

inner choking nothing as precious as secret drinking in the night swimming toward him like hair in the pit of an arm it made a tinkling sound lizards ran over his shoes with half-absent eyes exercise, duties, virtues under the lime trees far more forbidden in the cool light of the moon there was time(…)

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With father (from L.Ullmann

had never said never never said never sometimes purple in good times and bad the silent ski excursions with his father almost forbidding that was then   not beginning, not finishing the window facing the meadow 200,000 Krone where Walter Benjamin had left off fair-haired and fine-spun brushed hair every evening celebration no one wanted(…)

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Nylons rolled (from _______)

    the usherette was yawning, dangling her off-torch slender and imperious her nylons rolled in a warm ball in her coat pocket forward and forward all day other people’s crumbs he takes it in both hands from between his hands she shaded her eyes shoo’d them out  

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Even with a rock (from H.Lahren)

Even with a rock (from H.Lahren)

  something people cannot make every single day smooth, toothed limp, wrinkled, blushed even with a rock an extra pair of socks silent together it may be what they do best partaking of silence with 30,000 gallons of brine long silences were required you can hear it Carl Sandburg’s poems over and over

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By a world forgotten (from W.S.Maugham)

from the other side of the footlights he’s very dull something amiss go lonely side-by-side but not together facts were nothing ‘courage failed’ account for this change of heart the facts are much duller gambling mildly woman can love all day long, man only at times his repartee: rude perhaps less than others no one(…)

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