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Sunday, February 21, 2010

S.P. Poem #31: On “I Want the One I Can’t Have” by the Smiths


Agreed: It’s driving Morrissey mad.

You can hear it in his voice, in every song

Floating his voice. But what

If you can have the one you want,

Even whom you supposedly shouldn’t,

And then you make a choice—

Isn’t this worse?

Isn’t this a curse?


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