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SAM ABRAMS

 

 

 

THE DRUG OF CHOICE

 

for lots of the smartest

people i know

 

mystery stories

 

i see why

i too can lose

myself

    in fictions

    in histories

    in philosophies

 

but in poetry

i only find 

myself

 

every time

 

 

 

 
TWO STOLEN THEMES *

 

I think I will learn some beautiful language useless for commercial purposes

Youth dies every day

I think I will learn some beautiful language that nobody understand

Youth dies every way

I think I will speak it with the stone lions crouching in front of the library

Youth dies every where

I think the stone lions are the only ones who understand me

Youth dies

 

* from Eliot Katz and Edna St. Vincent Millay