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The Fact of a Doorframe: Poems Selected and New, 1950-1984
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i'm a good girl, bad girl, sad girl, dream girl
girl next door sunbathing in the driveway
i wanna be them all at once, i wanna be
all the girls i've ever loved

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Sylvia Plath's celebrated collection.

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