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I Said Goodbye | A Poem by Alan Inman

I said goodbye
to the theatrical girl
shut up in the attic room

to the mad uncle
drinking whiskey in the basement
and his bar tender

I said goodbye
to the twins in the yard
playing their games

goodbye to the old man
sitting in the chair
goodbye to the joke-maker

goodbye
to all the voices
that kept me company
for so long

hello to a few new
faces.



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