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dig into my own so

superficial past,

wondering about the wealth and complexity I rejected

or gave away."

   *

And, in the same poem, "California Eyes: A Meditation From Poitou-Charentes," we read:

 "Superficial Diane.

That's me, loving the surfaces,

always the surfaces.

That's how I knew, wheNever rejected,

it was my own surfaces

that had failed."

That's three times in a four-page poem, you mention "superficial"! 

 Well, most sensitive people have dark moods and various occasions to doubt their own sincerity!  Fortunately, these moods and doubts and implacable regrets are balanced by the scrutinies of age, wisdom extracted from failures:

 "but when I bathe naked and alone each morning,

behind the navy blue shower curtain, imprinted with gold

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Gary Corseri has published & posted his work at hundreds of venues worldwide, including Op Ed News, The New York Times, CounterPunch, CommonDreams, DissidentVoice, L.A. (and Hollywood--) Progressive. He has been a professor in the US & Japan, has (more...)
 

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Accessible, meaningful, informative, insightful an... by Gary Corseri on Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013 at 7:16:45 PM
Thanks for this.... by Kevin Tully on Monday, Dec 16, 2013 at 9:14:44 AM