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Note to Self

after Csar Vallejo

I will die in a German country house
on a day the telephone does not ring. 
I will die with the lattice windows open
to the whirr of insects and musk

of chrysanthemums. It will be a Sunday, for 
they are never good. I will taste the succulent
plum a friend gave me, and for a moment
will not want to die, and so will stop eating. 

Naomi Hamilton has died; she never
once heard the barley wine voice of God,
not like others stooping to gather

leftover grain from the stubble. Instead, 
she lay down in the field and tried
to count the crows circling the sun. 

Naomi Hamilton

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