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HEALING, LOOKING INTO EYES



               I felt like a reader
               new to such work,
               intrigued

               but also
               puzzled, uncertain.
               Who were
               all these people

               who said all these things,
               experienced all this?
               They are like
               the chaos of the mind

               as it discovers
               the impulses
               that inhabit it.
               They are like

               a new country
               whose boundaries
               are yet to be

               determined.
               What a strange piece of writing
               as unconventional in its way
               if nowhere nearly as fine
               as Leaves of Grass.

               I look at it now
               as a stranger
               curious as to what

               perplexity
               what insight
               what foolishness
               the author(s)
               will come to next.










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