i do this

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i don’t listen to mangione much any more
just in early fall or sometimes spring
since the night i met him & forgot your name
for a second time, difficult to hear over all that brass

just in early fall or sometimes spring
i need reminding i fell in love to him once,
for a second time, difficult to hear over all that brass
you said you liked women the color of blackberry jam

i need reminding i fell in love to him once,
I laughed & said i preferred men with blue eyes,
you said you liked women the color of blackberry jam
still there we were–no blackberries or blue eyes

I laughed & said i preferred men with blue eyes,
for a second time, difficult to hear over all that brass
still there we were–no blackberries or blue eyes
i don’t listen to mangione much any more

 

***I am really liking the lyricism and repetition in these pantoums.

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    • Oh–he was great. he walked into the club (he was not very tall) and asked me why I was watching the door. i said I was waiting for friends. He said–oh, I thought you were here to see me. i said, well, not see–but I am here to listen ;)

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