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CONTRA MORTEM: THE NOTHING II, by             Poet's Biography
First Line: Where the child's eyes glaze with memory where the man's glaze
Last Line: Nothing nothing nothing nothing nothing
Subject(s): Nothingness; Nihilism; Voids


where the child's eyes glaze with memory where the man's glaze
with foreknowledge and how they darken and alter
to vacancy as when the shifting breeze
ramps like a closing shutter
on the deeplighted bay look in the woman's eyes
bravely in her moment of rapture when the skies
loom between her lashes or look there
in the mirror at those eyes bend closer
and closer still look in the black pupils
where other eyes appear
and in them others infinitely infinitely pools
of incomprehension look the fear
is nothing look the courage nothing the song
has no consequence look look it is here
nothing nothing nothing nothing nothing.


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