Deborah Landau Poems

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1.
Welcome to the Future

Richard propped up the bottles
like bowling pins
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2.
Solitaire

That summer there was no girl left in me.
It gradually became clear.
It suddenly became.
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3.
You've Got to Start Somewhere

I had the idea of sitting still
while others rushed by.
I had the thought of a shop
that still sells records.
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4.
from Blue Dark

the moon might rise and it might not
and if it brings a ghost light we will read beneath it
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5.
Domestic

At night, down the hall into the bedroom we go.
In the morning we enter the kitchen.
Places, please. On like this,
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6.
from The Uses of the Body

Before you have kids,
you get a dog.
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7.
from "Late Summer"

I'm on a bike and someone's name is forming.
The road is potholes the road is dust.
Cruising the dirt, the meadow humming with bugs.
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8.
I Don't Have a Pill for That

It scares me to watch
a woman hobble along
the sidewalk, hunched adagio
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9.
September

Dazzling emptiness of the black green end of summer no one
running in the yard pulse pulse the absence.

Leave them not to the empty yards.
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10.
The City of Paris has You in Mind Tonight



When G died began the midnight panic attacks.
He spoke French and English
but that didn't help.
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