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Tony Hoagland

“Outside the youth center, between the liquor store
and the police station,
a little dogwood tree is losing its mind;

overflowing with blossomfoam,
like a sudsy mug of beer;
like a bride ripping off her clothes,

dropping snow white petals to the ground in clouds,

so Nature’s wastefulness seems quietly obscene.
It’s been doing that all week:
making beauty,
and throwing it away,
and making more.”


Tony Hoagland, What Narcissism Means to Me
tags: poetry
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What Narcissism Means to Me What Narcissism Means to Me by Tony Hoagland
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