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Volume 2


Fall 2007


Verse

Maria Amir

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Maria Amir

How do you solve a problem like Maria? Well, as my man Cohen puts it "There is a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in". You don't

        
      
       
            
              

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Pretty Poetry


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I think I dropped a poem here somewhere

It slipped through my fingers

To creep sulkily into the cracks of the wall

 

It was rather pretty

A pantomime of color and dreams

Of happy endings and Everlots

 

I’ve been searching frantically for days

Under my pillow

In my chest of drawers

Behind my desk

Under the carpet

 

I think it was small

Easy to lose or forget or forego

Perhaps that’s why I lost it

Why it no longer felt important enough to linger

 

It really was pretty

I’m sorry I lost it.

 

 

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