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Dunn 

Stephen Dunn
b.1939

 
"Connubial"

 

Because with alarming accuracy
shed been identifying patterns
I was unaware of this tic, that
tendency, like the way Ive mastered
the language of intimacy
in order to conceal how I felt

I knew I was in danger
of being terribly understood.

© Stephen Dunn
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