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July 21, 2008


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Testing, testing; one, two, three...

It works! (Hurrah. I think I figured "it" out.) Nicely done, Rachel. In the poem I imagine that you intend at least two meanings for "conservative," no?

I'm glad you spotted that bit of wordplay; yes, the double meaning is entirely intentional. :-)

This poem reads true, on a very many levels. The second stanza made me grin, and the last two had me nodding my head at how spot-on they were.

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on when I
left the house
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of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
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"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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