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This Be the Oyster – Mary Elder Jacobsen 

This be the cup, brimming fathoms of nectar
This, the well that flows from forever

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Prague – Stephen Dobyns

The day I learned my wife was dying
I told myself if anyone said, Well, she had
a good life, I’d punch him in the nose.

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One Brother Suffers –Jennifer Reeser

for my sons

One Brother Suffers, and another brother—
and then a third—is standing by his side.

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Eros – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The sense of the world is short,—
Long and various the report,—

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