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Strange gratuitous occupation     To go losing your hair
and your teeth     The ancient ways of being educated
Odd complacency     (The poet doesn't wish to be greater
than others)     Not wealth or fame or even just
poetry     Maybe this is the only way
to avoid fear     Settle into fear
like one inhabiting slowness
Ghosts we all possess     Simply
waiting for someone or something in the ruins

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Roberto Bolaño
Translation from Laura Healy


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Part One: THE SNOW-NOVEL
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