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Charles Bernstein
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Charles Bernstein was born in New York City in 1950. He received...
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All the Whiskey in Heaven

 
by Charles Bernstein

Not for all the whiskey in heaven
Not for all the flies in Vermont
Not for all the tears in the basement
Not for a million trips to Mars

Not if you paid me in diamonds
Not if you paid me in pearls
Not if you gave me your pinky ring
Not if you gave me your curls

Not for all the fire in hell
Not for all the blue in the sky
Not for an empire of my own
Not even for peace of mind

No, never, I'll never stop loving you
Not till my heart beats its last
And even then in my words and my songs
I will love you all over again









From All the Whiskey in Heaven by Charles Bernstein. Copyright © 2010 by Charles Bernstein. Used by permission of Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
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