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I walk to 14th Street to make a mailbox key for my wife. I buy a stamp and mail a letter. "Let's live together again," it says, in so many words. I watch the letter slip from my hand into the blue and red mailbox outside the postoffice. Three XXX rated movies are playing in a nearby theater. Some men are playing dominos outside a bodega on Avenue A. Inside the bodega, a ballgame, and cool shadows.

Lewis Warsh is the author of several books of poems, including Dreaming as One, Blue Heaven, and Information from the Surface of Venus, as well as two novels, Agnes and Sally and A Free Man. He is the publisher of United Artists Books and editor of The World (the literary magazine of The Poetry Project).
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Author:Warsh, Lewis
Publication:The American Poetry Review
Date:Sep 1, 1993
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