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A collage poem from my collage poetry book. Now my debt to this project is paid: this poem is the last one in the volume.

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Read it for yourself
the newspaper story
the page with
broken hearts on paper
in the middle of the
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  1. I’ve always been struck by how the stories full of drama, emotion, pathos, etc., of everyday life, are set next to cheerful and loud exhortations to buy a sofa or check out better hearing aids – somehow the banal and the extreme in juxtaposition intensifies each one. I still read a print newspaper and I examine almost every page in this way.

  2. That’s so true. It’s jarring sometimes.
    I remember I did a headline haiku long ago about that same idea, when the Mexican students first disappeared. Which brings to mind how I haven’t done headline haiku in ages. The newspaper is too sad these days I think.
    And of course time. I can’t get hold of it at all these days.

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