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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

David Adès

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So Sorry for Your Loss

It isn't youth you pursue as it recedes
with your hairline and just as little fanfare.
It's what you've lost before knowing

you had it: that period when life
was a window into the possible,
before dream was severed from life

and life from dream. That, too,
occurred when you weren't looking,
with a brutality you take with you to the grave.