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Stephen Dunn - Named

He'd spent his life trying to control the names
	   people gave him;
oh the unfair and the accurate equally hurt.

Just recently he'd been a son-of-a-bitch
	  and sweetheart in the same day,
and once again knew what antonyms

love and control are, and how comforting
	   it must be to have a business card -
Manager, Specialist - and believe what it says.

Who, in fact, didn't want his most useful name
	  to enter with him,
when he entered a room, who didn't want to be

that kind of lie? A man who was a sweetheart
	   and a son-of-a-bitch
was also more or less every name

he'd ever been called, and when you die, he thought,
	   that's when it happens,
you're collected forever into a few small words.

But never to have been outrageous or exquisite,
	   no grand mistake
so utterly yours it causes whispers

in the peripheries of your presence - that was
			his fear.
"Reckless"; he wouldn't object to such a name

if it came from the right voice with the right
	   amount of reverence.
Someone nearby, of course, certain to add "fool."

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Poet: Stephen Dunn
Poem: Named
Poem of the Day: Sep 4 2008

Comment 59 of 59, added on November 27th, 2016 at 2:37 AM.
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e73ONW Utterly composed articles , appreciate it for selective information.

suba hentai from Switzerland
Comment 58 of 59, added on November 27th, 2016 at 1:40 AM.
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FKy6gc It as the best time to make some plans for the future and it as time to be happy.

subanal from Botswana
Comment 57 of 59, added on October 10th, 2016 at 3:58 PM.
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63SqRX Some truly wonderful posts on this site, appreciate it for contribution.

makarena from Tanzania

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