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December 11, 2006

I was Primus,

your first shock,
first intellectual,
first seduction by
the power of mind.

Your first big mistake,
first adultery,
first hand-to-hand combat,

I brought us to
your first door slammed
leaving more than
half yourself behind.

by Jean Morris of this too

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  1. December 11, 2006 at 2:50 pm

    I like this very much. Marks a moment that, one way or another, we’ve all lived. Thanks, Jean.

  2. December 11, 2006 at 5:54 pm

    !!

    wonderful.

  3. December 11, 2006 at 7:42 pm

    Wow, Jean, very nice.

  4. MB
    December 12, 2006 at 1:22 pm

    So much packed into twelve lines.

  5. December 13, 2006 at 11:24 am

    Minimal but packed with meaning. If it was an object, it would glow incandescently.

  6. December 14, 2006 at 11:48 pm

    Sharp and spare. This one leaves a mark.

  7. December 15, 2006 at 5:49 pm

    Excellent – small but perfectly formed. If the arrival of this poem surprised you, you should risk a few more such shocks!

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