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Sotto Voce

Well, I could, but I’d

Really rather

Inform you

That your

Expectations

About

Poetry’s instant flow are

Odious in the

Extreme:

Majestic moonlight,

Astonishing andantes,

Bad breakups

Obviously call for

Urgent

Treatment, but not yet, only

In

Time.

from Silver RosesFind it in the library

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Published in Poems Rachel Wetzsteon

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