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Ashbery, John: My Erotic Double

Portre of Ashbery, John

My Erotic Double (English)

He says he doesnt feel like working today.

Its just as well. Here in the shade

Behind the house, protected from street noises,

One can go over all kinds of old feeling,

Throw some away, keep others. The wordplay

Between us gets very intense when there are

Fewer feelings around to confuse things.

Another go-round? No, but the last things

You always find to say are charming, and rescue me

Before the night does. We are afloat

On our dreams as on a barge made of ice,

Shot through with questions and fissures of starlight

That keep us awake, thinking about the dreams

As they are happening. Some occurrence. You said it.


I said it but I can hide it. But I choose not to.

Thank you. You are a very pleasant person.

Thank you. You are too.

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