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Poem #7

May 6th


‘l’enfer, c’est les autres’

so this should be heaven


wrong, Jean Paul Sartre

we miss them like


all those others

we need them



la vie existentielle

is all very well

when there’s choice

but without it

is boredom

a case of ennui

that can only be cured


la belle compagnie

social intercourse

two for tea.

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Hey, Jane. Well, you have really outdone yourself on this one. Channeling a little TS Eliot, plus a little smack at Sartre. But I love the way you handled it. Yes, if "hell is other people" then we should be happy because we have to stay away from them. BUT we need other people or else we waste away. Great poem about the duality of life. One of my favorite themes. And keeping it SO contemporary. You have kicked it up a notch, Jane. You are in the zone.

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