"Old Newspaper Clipping in an Old Novel"

"Old Newspaper Clipping in an Old Novel"

"Old Newspaper Clipping in an Old Novel"

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A weekly poem, read by the author.
Dec. 19 2006 6:10 AM

"Old Newspaper Clipping in an Old Novel"

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It flutters to the table but leaves behind a silhouette, a yellowish-brown rectangle its newsprint pressed into the front endpapers for decades, an inkless stain, inverse bleaching, the author's obituary scissored by faithful librarian or fan casting a shadow bookplate, its grave a greasy window we can't quite see through.