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Twilight Blues

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(Morton St. Pier)

Lying here
Flat on my back
I can almost see
Myself in the morgue
On a slab, tagged

I am the corpse
No one will have
Not stabbed, stored
No one takes my life
It goes by the board

Samuel Menashe, “Twilight Blues” from Samuel Menashe: New and Selected Poems, edited by Christopher Ricks, published by The Library of America, 2005. Copyright © 2004 by Samuel Menashe. Used by permission of the author.
Source: Samuel Menashe: New and Selected Poems (The Library of America, 2005)
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