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American Life In Poetry


April 23, 2020

I had to drop out of a philosophy class in college because I'd begun to think about what I was thinking about and I was getting dizzy and sick. Here's a poem by Danusha Laméris about getting relief from thinking. It's from Poetry of Presence: An Anthology of Mindfulness Poems, published by Grayson Books of West Hartford, CT. The poet lives in Santa Cruz, CA, and she has a book forthcoming in April 2020 from the University of Pittsburgh Press entitled Bonfire Opera.


Don't you wish they would stop, all the thoughts

swirling around in your head, bees in a hive, dancers

tapping the...

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