Ted Berrigan

(15 November 1934 – 4 July 1983 / Providence, Rhode Island)

It's Important


It's important not
to back out
of the mirror:
You will be great, but
You will be queer
It's a complication.

Submitted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

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