By Ron Padgett
Following Pulitzer Prize finalist Ron Padgett's 2013's Collected Poems (winner of the l. a. instances publication Prize and the William Carlos Williams Prize) Alone and never Alone deals new poems that see the realm in a transparent and beneficiant light.
From "The international of Us":
Don't pass round all day
thinking approximately life—
doing so will elevate a barrier
between you and its instants.
You desire these instants
so you will be in them,
and i would like you to be in them with me
for i believe the realm of us
and the mysterious barricades
that make it possible.
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