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Stephen Dunn's most recent book is What Goes On: Selected and New Poems 1995-2009. His Different Hours received the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2001.
To marry Alison, Robert, will be to haul water
from a deep well for the rest of your
You slam the door and walk out,
or you leave quietly,
pulsing the static air
with what you...
on the phone to her—
the all of it
reduced to words—
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