this week @ the New York Times: James Tate & the Afterlife

 

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James Tate – The Afterlife

 

A man fell out of the tree in our backyard. I ran over
to help him. “Would you like some tea?” I said. “I think
I broke my back,” he said. “Perhaps some ice cream would
be just the thing,” I said. “Lend me your hand,” he said.

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