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A Dark Portait

Narrated by Bill Wolak

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A Dark Portrait

By Lawrence Ferlinghetti


She always said ‘tu’ in such a way

as if she wanted to sleep with you

or had just had

a most passionate



And she tutoyed everyone

But she was really like Nora in Nightwood

long-gaited and restless as a mare

and coursed the cafes

through revolving doors and nights

looking for the lover

who would never satisfy her

And when she grew old

slept among horses


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