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Alan Dugan Short Poems

Famous Short Alan Dugan Poems. Short poetry by famous poet Alan Dugan. A collection of the all-time best Alan Dugan short poems


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by Alan Dugan
 I know but will not tell
you, Aunt Irene, why there
are soap suds in the whiskey:
Uncle Robert had to have
A drink while shaving.



by Alan Dugan
 The trees in time
have something else to do
besides their treeing.
What is it.
I'm a starving to death man myself, and thirsty, thirsty by their fountains but I cannot drink their mud and sunlight to be whole.
I do not understand these presences that drink for months in the dirt, eat light, and then fast dry in the cold.
They stand it out somehow, and how, the Botanists will tell me.
It is the "something else" that bothers me, so I often go back to the forests.

by Alan Dugan
 My mother never heard of Freud
and she decided as a little girl
that she would call her husband Dick
no matter what his first name was
and did.
He called her Ditty.
They called me Bud, and our generic names amused my analyst.
That must, she said, explain the crazy times I had in bed and quoted Freud: "Life is pain.
" "What do women want?" and "My prosthesis does not speak French.
"


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