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Curriculum Vitae

 As though it were reluctant to be day,
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Morning deploys a scale .
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Of rarities in gray, And winter settles down in its chain-mail, Victorious over legions of gold and red.
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The smokey souls of stones, .
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Blunt pencillings of lead, Pare down the world to glintless monotones Of graveyard weather, vapors of a fen .
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We reckon through our pores.
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Save for the garbage men, Our children are the first ones out of doors.
Book-bagged and padded out, at mouth and nose .
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They manufacture ghosts, .
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George Washington's and Poe's, Banquo's, the Union and Confederate hosts', And are themselves the ghosts, file cabinet gray, .
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Of some departed us, .
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Signing our lives away On ferned and parslied windows of a bus.

by Anthony Hecht
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