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Used Book Store (excerpt)

Charles Simic

Lovers hold hands in never-opened novels.
The page with a recipe for cucumber soup is missing.
A dead man writes of his happy childhood on a farm,
Of riding in a balloon over Lake Erie.

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"Used Book Store" (excerpt) by Charles Simic from My Noiseless Entourage, published by Harcourt, Inc. Copyright © 2005 by Charles Simic. Reprinted with the permission of the publisher.


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