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                                                                                  JACK FOLEY ,CALIFORNIA
                                                                               SEPTEMBER, 2021: MUTTERINGS...

              TOM HANNA


              And  this,  an  elegy  for  a  poet  friend  who  died  recently.  When  we

              were  young,  Tom  Hanna  and  I  were  in  certain  ways  almost  the

              same  person:  young  poets  striving  to  find  their  literary  strategies

              and,  though  rivals  in  some  ways,  supporters  of  each  other,
              commenting on each other's poems. We lost touch for a while but

              then came back into contact. I had hoped to see him again before I

              died.



              FOR TOM & KATI HANNA, WHOSE WEDDING I ATTENDED,



              though it was
              long years ago

              and far away,

              in Ithaca, NY...

              they have been
              together

              in mutual discovery

              for all the years between,

              crossing the difficult boundaries
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