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This poem is taken from PN Review 109, Volume 22 Number 5, May - June 1996.

To Have Access to the Silence Tom Leonard


to have access to the silence



to feel part of the silence that is part of that which shares you and not-you
to feel not liable to be attached at an ontological level


to sense being as not being deprived of being
to sense that it is ok, whatever the it is that is a way of describing you


to sense the it as being something that includes all of your being, from the time you were born



to sense the it as being something that includes all of your being, from the time you were born
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