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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Laurinda Lind

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For G.S.

Soil kept him sweet
against the machines

so all the monsters knew
that someone else here

had a name too. We were
saying his mountains,

pocketing his mantras.
The language had earth

and air in it, which made
it his, though we never thought

poems would turn out
to be suited and bearded

while he salted the evening
with an authentic dark

that sank down among us
strong as whiskey.