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The Misanthrope in Moonlight

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Somebody Somewhere


          for Sam and Joel


Someday, when someone tells me

out of the blue that they love me,

somehow I'll stop myself from turning

and walking away the way I sometimes do

when love threatens to blow apart my heart

with something too much for me to hold inside,

something like--but not exactly like--fullness,

something like an emptiness of emptiness,

something that I know we all deserve,

but something that far too many of us fear,

something that somebody somewhere

once told me was happiness.


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