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Ai - Conversation

We smile at each other
and I lean back against the wicker couch.
How does it feel to be dead? I say.
You touch my knees with your blue fingers.
And when you open your mouth,
a ball of yellow light falls to the floor
and burns a hole through it.
Don't tell me, I say. I don't want to hear.
Did you ever, you start,
wear a certain kind of dress
and just by accident,
so inconsequential you barely notice it,
your fingers graze that dress
and you hear the sound of a knife cutting paper,
you see it too
and you realize how that image
is simply the extension of another image,
that your own life
is a chain of words
that one day will snap.
Words, you say, young girls in a circle, holding hands,
and beginning to rise heavenward
in their confirmation dresses,
like white helium balloons,
the wreathes of flowers on their heads spinning,
and above all that,
that's where I'm floating,
and that's what it's like
only ten times clearer,
ten times more horrible.
Could anyone alive survive it?

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Poet: Ai
Poem: Conversation

Comment 307 of 307, added on January 31st, 2017 at 9:26 PM.
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otwPd7 LOUIS VUITTON PAS CHER ??????30????????????????5??????????????? | ????????

click this from Norway
Comment 306 of 307, added on January 31st, 2017 at 3:44 PM.
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PDTQ1T It as hard to come by knowledgeable people about this topic, but you seem like you know what you are talking about! Thanks

Look At This from Netherlands-Antilles
Comment 305 of 307, added on November 26th, 2016 at 5:41 PM.
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AL8iMJ The web is really useful for me and all people studying English. The quality of podcast is good and I hope there will be more useful and interesting lessons. Thanks!

huba suba from Dominica

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