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

Glenn Pape

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There are mornings
when I could destroy the sun —
just reach out the bathroom window
and crush it in my hands.

The black mold on the shower curtain,
the overdue check downstairs waiting to be mailed,
our two neglected alarm clocks going off at once
as we pass each other in the hall;

can't we just turn around and go back to bed?
There's nothing in the world that matters as much
as what you're wearing
beneath that loose blue robe.