Yes you probably do, but I wouldn’t know it. So much debris is thrown, so much is asked that there is no point. And I would never want to abuse, so I don’t even join the discussion. Women with children sleeping with men with wives and children. The connection always seems to be economic. I am not rich so I have nothing to offer. The question is always: “So what do you do for a living?” And, I think for a second, “Well, last night I went to hear Louise Glück, bought her book American Originality, then Katie Peterson’s book A Piece of Good News, and asked her to define “sexual face” or what Melville didn’t know about women, and finally my favorite poet, Lyn Hejinian’s book Positions. I am almost done with Peterson’s. “Heavier the yoke of heat in solitude,” she said. “I wanted to be seen,” she said. “But who would see me? I couldn’t think of the name for anything but a flower.”

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