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Some things become such a part of us that we forget them.

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I want because of what I wanted, and what I wanted, I wouldn’t want again.

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The passing of a soul is light, extremely light, almost silence.

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There are pains that have lost their memory and don’t remember why they are painful.

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Convince me, but without convictions. Convictions no longer convince me.

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We don’t forgive being as we are.

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At the last moment, my whole life will last a moment.

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Man is a thing children learn. A childish thing.

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Don’t speak to me. I want to be with you.

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There are those fallen who don’t get up so as not to fall again.

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The dream that doesn’t feed on dream vanishes.



Source: Poetry (March 2012)

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