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The Book of Loneliness



I'm very proud!


I have a giant stack of journals!


I started keeping them


because I had a lot to say


but no one


to say it to


The women, the getting drunk


and drying out


it's all documented


in my little black books


Once a close friend said,


"You know, I'm the one


who will have to go through them


if you die."


It was very gratifying


to hear her say that


but I've been to


enough garage sales


to know better.