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Christopher Salerno

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Christopher Salerno

Christopher Salerno is the author of ATM (Georgetown Review Press, 2014). He teaches at William Paterson University and lives in Caldwell, New Jersey.

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It is important to face the rear of the train
as it leaves the republic. Not that all
departing is yearning. First love is
a factory. We sleep in a bed that had once
been a tree. Nothing is forgot.
Yet facts, over time, lose their charm,
warned a dying Plato. You have to isolate
the lies you love. Are we