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Lawrence Ferlinghetti - Number 20

The pennycandystore beyond the El
is where I first
	       fell in love
			   with unreality
Jellybeans glowed in the semi-gloom
of that september afternoon
A cat upon the counter moved among
			 the licorice sticks
	      and tootsie rolls
      and Oh Boy Gum

Outside the leaves were falling as they died

A wind had blown away the sun

A girl ran in 
Her hair was rainy
Her breasts were breathless in the little room

Outside the leaves were falling
		    and they cried
				 Too soon!  too soon!

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Poet: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Poem: Number 20
Poem of the Day: Sep 10 2011
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