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The lake unbroken by a single ripple? i confess: i have swallowed the wind. in order to dine in a necessary calm, without the napkins sailing from our laps, the children whipped from their chairs, the salad torn leaf by leaf from the battered salad bowl, i have swallowed the wind. in order to keep the necessary world from blowing away, i have swallowed the wind. in order to keep Page 42 in poems begin responsibilities looking through old poems for the mole on your right breast, i miss an unexpected stepand the world trips, spilling the green tray of summer.
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