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It's Nothing To Laugh About

Poem written circa 1960

there's no color like the color of an orange,
and the mountains were a sad smokey purple like
old curtains in some cheap burlesque house;
and the small toad sat there...

Cold Dogs in the Courtyard - pg. 14 - 1965
The Roominghouse Madrigals - pg. 172 - 1988

Impetus - No. 5 - 1960

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