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Elegy for the Poet Adam Zagajewski

  You appeared as one of the examiners. Life, ever laggard in her assignments But possessed of an absurd confidence, Came up first. And last. She curtsied; you smiled while she pulled Out of a battered suitcase numerous Attempts at eloquence. “Here,” she said, “Is the heart, not just just a muscle.” She Winked coyly. […]

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