Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

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Pagan Babies

She wanted her cousin to live forever, so she saved cents to buy a pagan baby, and another, another, naming each one Karen, so someone, somewhere would never stop saying Karen, oh, Karen, like crickets giving breath to the night.   So many cards engraved with the name of each unwitting stranger christened Karen in a pile next to a stack of books with pages of words that talk around […]

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