On Last Lines

By Suzanne Buffam b. 1972 Suzanne Buffam
The last line should strike like a lover’s complaint.
You should never see it coming.
And you should never hear the end of it.

Suzanne Buffam, "On Last Lines" from The Irrationalist. Copyright © 2010 by Suzanne Buffam.  Reprinted by permission of Canarium Books.

Source: The Irrationalist (Canarium Books, 2010)

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Poet Suzanne Buffam b. 1972

POET’S REGION U.S., Midwestern

Subjects Relationships, Arts & Sciences, Reading & Books, Poetry & Poets, Humor & Satire

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 Suzanne  Buffam


Suzanne Buffam was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. She earned an MA in English from Concordia University and an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her poetry collections include Past Imperfect (2005) and The Irrationalist (2010). She has received the CBC Literary Award for Poetry and the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award.
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SUBJECT Relationships, Arts & Sciences, Reading & Books, Poetry & Poets, Humor & Satire

POET’S REGION U.S., Midwestern

Poetic Terms Aphorism

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