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1.
All You Who Sleep Tonight
All you who sleep tonight
Far from the ones you love,
No hand to left or right
And emptiness above -
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2.
Round And Round
After a long and wretched flight
That stretched from daylight into night,
Where babies wept and tempers shattered
And the plane lurched and whiskey splattered
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3.
From California
Sunday night in the house.
The blinds drawn, the phone dead.
The sound of the kettle, the rain.
Supper: cheese, celery, bread.
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4.
Unclaimed
To make love with a stranger is the best.
There is no riddle and there is no test. --

To lie and love, not aching to make sense
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5.
The Frog And The Nightingale
Once upon a time a frog
Croaked away in Bingle Bog
Every night from dusk to dawn
He croaked awn and awn and awn
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6.
At Evening
Let me now sleep, let me not think, let me
Not ache with inconsistent tenderness.
It was untenable delight; we are free--
Separate, equal--and if loverless,
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7.
Interpretation
8.
The Wind
With no companion to my mood,
Against the wind as it should be
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9.
Distressful Homonyms
Since for me now you have no warmth to spare
I sense I must adopt a sane and spare

Philosophy to ease a restless state
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10.
Protocols
What can I say to you? How can I retract
All that that fool my voice has spoken -
Now that the facts are plain, the placid surface cracked,
The protocols of friendship broken?
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